Lack of funds delays Honor Flight
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#1 Apr 6, 2009
It sounds like a horrible, grueling trip, planning to send men in their 80s to Washington DC and back in a day. I have to wonder whether this isn't more about Bill Mattiace getting a chance to grandstand than it is about the vets seeing the monument in a relaxed way so that they can really appreciate it.
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Since: Jun 08
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#2 Apr 6, 2009
Yes, it is a grueling trip, but these folks have the will and desire to go. They know it is going to be tough.
They are called the 'Greatest Generation' for a reason.
Now, I believe the costs for the guardians are hugely overprices. A guardian needs to come up with approximately $1200.
Tell you what Wanda, not sure what kind of profit you are making, but I can fly to Washington DC, stay in a downtown hotel and pay for my meals for closer to $750.
Action Travel needs to be forthright and publicly show these costs.
#3 Apr 6, 2009
Noted that the LC Sun-News could not even send a photographer to the meeting.
That is the same photo they used for the first Honor Flight.
Yes, I can tell. I recognize at least 2 of the folks in the photo as Veterans of HF1.
Since: Dec 08
#4 Apr 6, 2009
If you look at the caption for the photo, it says last year's meeting.
I've seen the program on CLCTV about last year's trip - absolutely wonderful that these men and women are able to see their monument. I hope that the funds are raised in time.
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