Visit the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Wall
In 1953, when my father came home from the Korean Conflict, he didn’t get a “Welcome Home”. He, and the rest of his unit, was dropped of in Fort Knox, KY., (because it was the closest to his home in Fort Gay, WV). Some took buses; others had made arrangements for rides home. As the buses were all full, my dad and one of his buddies, who lived in Clarksburg, found a cabbie who was off duty and he agreed to take them to Huntington first, and then his buddy to Clarksburg, for $150. There were no parades, receptions at bus stations or airports. You simply came home and went back to your life. You found a job, hopefully one that would provide you a future.
Next flight is May 7, 2016, out of
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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Honor Flight Huntington, part of the Honor Flight Network, is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II and Korean War survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.
Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation—and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 800 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.
Honor Flight Huntington's mission is to provide a day of honor and recognition to WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans who travel with us and to ensure that each veteran receives the ‘welcome home’ that has been owed to them for many years.
Part of this welcome home includes a very special ‘mail call’, in which we present each veteran with a bundle of letters of thanks and gratitude from their fellow Americans.
We’re counting on you to reach out to your network of family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, classmates, and anyone else you can think of! This is a very personal and touching way to let our veterans know that, after all these years, their sacrifices have not been forgotten.
Examples range from a simple card, a hand-written letter, a coloring page from a young child, a hand-made card, etc. Be as creative as you’d like, while remembering that your card or letter must fit into an 8” x 11” envelope.
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LEFT The first Honor Flight Huntington trip to Washington, D.C. was honored to have Earl Morse, co-founder of Honor Flight Network, (orange vest). joined the 88 veterans on their trip of a lifetime.