Modern Woodmen Honor Flight of the Quad Cities will fly 100 Modern Woodmen member veterans to Washington, D.C., on June 28 and 29
Modern Woodmen of America will partner with Honor Flight of the Quad Cities to send a flight of veterans to Washington, D.C., in 2010. Modern Woodmen Honor Flight of the Quad Cities will include 100 Modern Woodmen members, who are World War II veterans, and the group will visit the memorials dedicated to honoring their sacrifices.
A joint announcement by Honor Flight of the Quad Cities and Modern Woodmen of America took place on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009.
The nonstop charter flight will depart on Monday, June 28, 2010, from the Quad City International Airport and will fly to Washington, D.C., returning on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. The veterans will visit the memorials in Washington, D.C., enjoy fellowship with other Modern Woodmen members and be honored at Modern Woodmen’s National Convention.
The Modern Woodmen Honor Flight of the Quad Cities is the first flight in the Quad Cities to be fully sponsored by one organization. Modern Woodmen’s home office is in Rock Island, Ill.
The intention of the flight is to honor as many of local and regional heroes who were selfless in their military duty with a free trip to visit their memorial. Modern Woodmen members within a 100-mile radius were notified of the trip and applications were received.
Honor Flight of the Quad Cities operates on donations from organizations and individuals. Volunteers of all kinds are needed to plan and coordinate the flight event, and guardians will be trained to assist the veterans throughout the day while in the Washington, D.C.
For more information about Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, visit www.honorflightqc.org.
Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America touches lives and secures futures. The fraternal benefit society offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.