Southeast Florida Honor Flight is thrilled and proud to have been selected by the Honor Flight (national) Network as the hub to fly an all D-Day survivor trip to Bedford Virginia June 5th, 6th, and 7th.
We will be part of a huge reunion of D-Day veterans during the 70th Anniversary ceremony at the National D-Day Memorial which is located there. Do you know why the memorial was built there? On D-Day, Bedford Virginia lost more of its boys than any other town in the United State. The men killed in battle later became known as the "Bedford Boys".
For more info on the memorial please visit www.dday.org
This trip is sponsored in part by a very generous donation from Breitling USA.
DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE
GUARDIAN APPLICATION ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED
FOR THE D-DAY TRIP
June 5th - Depart PBIA for Roanoke Virginia - check in to hotel / dinner / rest.
June 6th - 70th Anniversary of D-Day at the National D-Day Memorial.
June 7th - Short flight back to DC - board buses visit WWII Memorial etc... Arrive back at PBIA that evening.
Operation Homecoming at PBIA
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Which veterans qualify?
A. For purposes of this trip, a Normandy Invasion Campaign veteran is defined as any American veteran able to describe in writing his/her participation in the Normandy Campaign (Operation Overlord), from June 6th- August 31st, 1944 or has documented evidence of receiving an official Normandy Battle Campaign credit. Acceptable participation would include involvement in pre-invasion air strikes; actual landing or air assaults (paratroops and gliders); follow-up reinforcements; off-shore naval support; air cover or air reconnaissance missions; deception operations; and naval, land or aerial logistical support, medical, and resupply operations.
Q. I know a D-Day veteran who has already been on an Honor Flight, can he go again?
A. Yes he can apply - however a D-Day vet who has not flown previously will take precedence.
Q. Can the veterans spouse go on the trip?
A. Unfortunately no. We cannot take spouses.
Q. Can I carry luggage?
A. Yes - this is a multi-day trip so you will be allowed minimal baggage (1 bag - no carry on baggage).
Please pack light!
Q. I know a D-Day veteran, how do I sign him up?
A. Please print out an application from the links below. Be sure to return it to us ASAP.
Q. How do I become a guardian on this flight?
A. Please fill out and return your application. Preference is given to returning guardians, those with medical training, family and active duty military.