The vets are returning from an all expenses paid trip to visit their war memorials
Clearwater, FL (June 23, 2015) – Several hundred friends and family will gather at PIE this Tuesday evening to welcome home and thank over 80 veterans. Each veteran has been selected to receive an all expenses paid trip to DC to visit their war memorials. The flight will depart PIE at 6:00am and return at 8:15pm to a sea of hundreds of supporters – all be wearing red, white and blue and holding thank you signs and banners.
As a professional guardian and President of the Guardian Association of Pinellas County, I have the opportunity to meet and help many veterans however; it is amazing to see the look on the veterans’ faces when they see their memorials for the first time. And nothing touches me more than their arrival back to the airport to the hundreds of people thanking them for their service.” said LynnMarie Boltze, Board President of GAPC.
Media will have the opportunity to interview the veterans and their families as well as organizers of the flight and the guardians who volunteer to accompany the veterans on the trip.
When: Tuesday June 23rd at 8:15pm
Where: St. Pete Clearwater Airport (PIE)
About The Guardian Association of Pinellas County, Inc.: Founded in 1977 as a volunteer group, GAPC is a non-profit professional association dedicated to public education and the promotion of better quality of service for the elderly by developing and improving the capabilities of guardians and their relationship with other entities within the community.
Membership is open to all individuals or groups that work closely with the elderly or have an interest in the guardianship process. An elected Board of Directors governs the association and meetings are open to all members. For more information on becoming a member or services GAPC provides, please visit GuardianAssociation.org.
About Honor Flights: 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 survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.
Honor Flight of West Central Florida was established as an official Regional Hub in October 2010 of the National Honor Flight Network. The mission of Honor Flight is to provide all-expense-paid “Honor Tours” to WWII veterans to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://honorflightwcf.org/.