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About Music City Honor Flight
Music City Honor Flight, a program honoring Nashville area World War II veterans, announced it will fly Nashville area World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to see the World War II Memorial built in their honor. The all expense paid trip is scheduled for May 8, 2013.
According to retired Army Colonel John Furgess, President of Music City Honor Flight, "Sixteen million Americans served during World War II. Now there are probably just a little more than 2.7 million still alive. However, we are losing them at a rate of anywhere from l,500 to l,700 a day. So it is somewhat urgent that we take as many as possible to see the memorial that was built to thank them for their service and to mourn the more than 400,000 war dead who will never see it."
Help Send A Veteran To Washington
Each flight costs approximately $60,000. Music City Honor Flight needs the financial support of the community to make the flight a reality.
Checks should be made out to Music City Honor Flight, a 501(c)(3) organization and mailed to
Nashville, TN 37229
Donations are tax deductible.
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The chartered USAirways flight will depart at approximately 8:30 (CST) a.m. from Nashville International Airport and land at Reagan National Airport. John Furgess, Music City Chairman of Middle Tennessee, will be the Flight Commander . Gary Drennon a past State Commander of the American Legion and Vice President of Music City Honor Flight will also be part of the flight team. A physician and medical team will also join the flight.
Buses will transport the veterans and volunteer escorts to the World War II Memorial. The group will tour other monuments in the Washington, D.C. area including the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, the Air Force Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The flight will arrive back to Nashville around 8:00 (CST) p.m.