|Burt Caessels and Walter Kollet, guest speakers from Honor Flight|
The February 13, 2013 DAR meeting was held at the Reserve Golf Club in the Sun Room at St. James Plantation in Southport, NC. The guest speakers were Walter Kollet, Chairman of Honor Flight Myrtle Beach and Burt Cassels, retired Navy Captain and past Chairman. They spoke about the honor flight program for WWII veterans. The program currently seeks to honor all World War II Veterans, by providing an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to see the many service memorials. Priority is given to those who are the most senior in age and those with terminal illness. As of December 2012, a total of 98,772 Veterans have been transported and 53,684 Guardians accompanied those Veterans. The Myrtle Beach Hub has transported 405 of those Vets, just in the last two years. Once names of Veterans are submitted, the local Honor Flight organization goes into action to ascertain the funds for the flight, the room and board, and the transportation expenses in the Capitol. Because the Vets are quite elderly, those attending to the soldiers provide the assistance and medical supplies which may be necessary. In addition, a Guardian, often a family member or close personal friend, may accompany the Vet throughout his/her experience. The first Honor Flight took place in May of 2005, when twelve World War II Veterans from Ohio were flow to Washing, DC to see "their" memorial. For further information e-mail: email@example.com
|Ella Maugans and Carol Jutte diplay the lap blankets that Carol made from|
beach towels. She sewed a colorful background on the beach towels and
they are ready for use by the Veterans in Fayetteville, NC.
We are looking for more donations for the auction Please bring them to the March 13th meeting, which will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport, NC.