The Clinton County Honor Flight Committee announced this week that the March 24 reunion of all Clinton County residents who have ever participated in any Honor Flight has received an excellent response. However, there are still veterans who have not responded, especially those who participated in prior or subsequent flights.
The Honor Flight experience is a personal one for many veterans, but as unique as it may be for some, it is a time shared with comrades-in-arms. A time remembered by all as a giant “Thank You” from their country for their service and sacrifice. The once-in-a-lifetime experience in which they all participated is one to be recalled and relived with friends, old and new.
For all the reasons previously stated, the committee felt a reunion was not only important, they believed it was owed to each and every veteran who made the trip to Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight. Therefore, they don’t want any participant to miss this triple “F” — food, fun and fellowship — event.
Also, the committee was sorry to learn of the passing of several of the veterans who made the “Flight.” They will be missed but not forgotten and the members would like to extend an extra special invitation to the next of kin and a guest of those who will be remembered during the program.
Reservations are not required, but in order to ensure everyone is accommodated, please RSVP by March 17 to Jen Woodland at 937-623-0952 or Paul Butler at 937-283-5995. Jen and Paul will also be glad to answer any questions that might arise.
The Clinton County Honor Flight Veterans Reunion will be held 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at The Elks Lodge, 2567 Rombach Ave., Wilmington.
Finger sandwiches, drinks and other refreshments will be provided.