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Mission-IX June 4, 2016

Talons Out Honor Flight Day

Join Talons Out Honor Flight for an “Honor Flight” day

And shake the hand of a HERO

This is YOUR chance to say THANK YOU! at this FREE family event

Join us and thousands of your friends, family and neighbors in honoring

The Greatest Generation as they return from “One Last Mission”

and give them a homecoming they will never forget!!

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An Honor Flight is an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for our WWII Veterans to visit the memorials built in their honor.

For many, this is the last trip they will ever make, as most of our veterans are in their 90’s.
We are losing them at a rate of 500 per day and time is running out.

Saturday, June 4

Wings Event Center
3600 Vanrick Dr. Kalamazoo, MI
 

Doors open at 6:30pm
Enjoy a WWII display, talk to Honor Flight volunteers, take part in our 50/50 raffle

7:15 pm – See WGVU’s
“Mission Accomplished: Talons Out Honor Flight” documentary

Enjoy our sign-making station to make a sign to welcome our heroes!
Write on our Thank You cards for future flights!

Welcome home our Honor Flight full of heroes
Homecoming happens at about 9:15pm

Bring your lawn chair!

*Wings Event Center will have concessions open with food & drink for sale

www.TalonsOutHonorFlight.org

By | April 16th, 2016|Categories: Upcoming Talons Out Events|Comments Off on Mission-IX June 4, 2016

Mission-VIII April 23, 2016

Join Talons Out Honor Flight for an “Honor Flight” day

And shake the hand of a HERO

Talons Out Honor Flight homecoming example

A crowd welcomes Raymond Start home from his Honor Flight, May of 2015. Courtesy: Jim Swoboda

This is YOUR chance to say THANK YOU!

at this FREE family event

Join us and thousands of your friends, family and neighbors in honoring

The Greatest Generation as they return from “One Last Mission”

and give them a homecoming they will never forget!!

An Honor Flight is an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for our WWII Veterans to visit the memorials built in their honor.

For many, this is the last trip they will ever make, as most of our veterans are in their 90’s.
We are losing them at a rate of 500 per day and time is running out.

Saturday, April 23

Wings Event Center
3600 Vanrick Dr. Kalamazoo, MI

 

7:00 pm – See WGVU’s

“Mission Accomplished: Talons Out Honor Flight” documentary

Make a sign to welcome our heroes!

 

9:15pm (approx.)

Homecoming


Bring your lawn chair!
Watch our website for additional activities!

www.TalonsOutHonorFlight.org

Download the PDF flyer here:

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By | April 16th, 2016|Categories: Upcoming Talons Out Events|Comments Off on Mission-VIII April 23, 2016

Two Spring Flights Planned for 2016

After 6 flights paying tribute to 435 veterans, Talons Out Honor Flight is in preparation mode for its 2016 spring flights. Talons Out will fly 2 flights this spring, honoring approximately 140 more veterans with their all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Talons Out Honor Flight’s spring flights are scheduled for April 23 and June 4. Both flights will leave from Kalamazoo. Talons Out is still focusing its efforts on World War II veterans and continues to accept applications for WII vets.

Talons Out Honor Flight homecoming example

A crowd welcomes Raymond Start home from his Honor Flight, May of 2015. Courtesy: Jim Swoboda

“Because of the amazing support and financial gifts of our community we’re able to fly 2 spring flights,” Talons Out President Bobbie Bradley says. “It’s our mission to honor our World War II veterans, so we’re in a race against time. Every day we lose another 500 or so WWII veterans across the country. In another couple years, we simply won’t be able to say thank you. The hardest thing we have to do is call a Veteran to invite them on flight, only to find they have passed.  This is a chance, as a community, to honor their service and sacrifice before it’s too late.”

According to statistics released by the Veteran’s Administration, our World War II vets are dying at a rate of approximately 492 a day. This means there are only about 855,070 veterans remaining of the 16 million who served our nation in World War II.

Talons Out will continue to update its website with information on flight days. We are always ready for interviews regarding our mission.

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: Honor Flight Information, Upcoming Talons Out Events|Comments Off on Two Spring Flights Planned for 2016