Maple Knoll Village


Flightless Honor Flight Takes Off at Maple Knoll Village

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is proud to have over 120 dedicated residents and employees who have given precious time to serve this country.  This year, resident Veteran’s will be honored in a unique way- through a Flightless Honor Flight program.   

The Flightless Honor Flight is an extension of the Honor Flight Tri-State program which began twelve years ago.  At that time the program focused on World War II Veterans.  Their memorial was built in their honor in Washington DC over 60 years after the war ended. With the passing of time, many now are too ill to travel or have been advised by their doctor not to travel or to be away from home for 18 hours. Organizers wanted to honor all Veterans for their service and realized that the long Honor Flight Tri-State Trip may not be for everyone.  This new program will allow those not able to go to Washington DC to be honored.

Honor Flight Tri-State partners with local organizations to make this program happen.  Maple Knoll Village reached out as a possible location site and was selected for The Flightless Honor Flight to occur on June 16th, 2018.  Participants of the Flightless Honor Flight, to date over 40 veterans and their escorts, will be treated to an Honor Flight virtual tour of the memorials by way of a movie, presented with keepsakes and will be served light refreshments.

This program is offered to all Veterans, not just World War II Veterans.  All veterans age 65 and over who have served either stateside or overseas are eligible to participate in this Flightless Honor Flight program, if they are not able to participate in the regular Honor Flight Tri-State trip to Washington DC.  Veterans interested in the Flightless Honor Flight are required to fill out a special application and return it to headquarters in order to participate.  Honor Flight Tri-State will honor veterans that apply on a “first come first served basis”.  You can access an application by visiting www.Honorflighttistate.org/flightlesshonorflight.

This event will occur at Maple Knoll Village near the Maple Knoll Village Auditorium.  For more information, or if you would like to attend this program, please call 513.782.8315. 

 

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