Mission & Goals

MISSION STATEMENT:

Transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

GOAL:

Helping every single veteran in America, willing and able of getting on a plane or a bus, visit THEIR memorial.

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Thanks to our Supporters!

Mike Emig, Young Marines, Al Lugo Dir. of VFW Home, Com. Barbara Fitos

Ocala Daughters of the American Revolution Donation presentation by Mrs. Pat Meyer
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Important Information

The Flight is almost here!!

ESCORTS: Don’t forget, mandatory meeting at airport May 22nd at 5:30pm. Be sure to bring your Honor Flight hat and name tag with you if issued one on last flight.

VETERANS: Must arrive at airport May 23 at 6AM. Be sure to bring your Honor Flight hat and name tag with you if issued one on last flight.

EVERYONE: Must have photo ID morning of flight May 23rd to board the plane. Your Honor Flight name tag does not count!

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Honor Flight Movie May 26 2PM at Appleton Museum

 

Free movie feature Honor Flight and it’s mission May 26 at 2 PM at the Ocala Appleton Museum but you must RSVP at 352-854-5230.  Movie is free, but admission to the museum is $10. 

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Almost there!

Well, things are getting exciting as we prepare to take our final flight on Thursday, May 23rd.  For all of our veterans and their families we have quite a bit of information to share with you so we hope you’ll visit this site on a regular basis over the next four weeks.

All veterans scheduled on the flight for last October who did not get the opportunity to go to the national World War II Memorial, your flight is just a few weeks away.   In preparation for that flight we will be holding a combined orientation and medical review on Saturday, May 11th.

This orientation and medical review will be held at the Meadowbrook Church located on 4741 SW 20th Street, Ocala, just off Airport Road beginning at 9am on May 11th.  There are a variety of items that you need to bring to this orientation, which including the following:

Your honor flight hat

Your honor flight ID tag

Your official photo ID card

A current medication list

And if you need oxygen, you must bring a prescription from your doctor for it. 

 

At this point in time you should be familiar with you bus captain or your escort.  If you’re not and need to obtain this information please feel free to call (352)867-1249.

On the day of the flight you should arrive at the Ocala Airport no later than 6 AM.  We expect to return to Ocala that evening at approximately 9PM.

We have a great day planned with a variety of special activities and special guests.

If you have any special needs that need to be met please discuss those with us on May 11th at the orientation.  If for some reason you are not going to be able to make the trip on May 23rd, please let us know as early as possible so that we can permit another individual to attend. 

If you happen to live outside of Ocala, we would highly encourage you to make arrangements to come to Ocala on Wednesday night before the flight so that you will be close to the airport.

Any questions you might have please discuss those at the orientation and medical review so that we can make every effort to assist in accommodating you for this flight.

The Ocala honor flight is extremely proud of each of our veterans and it is our pleasure to honor you and remember those who have served our nation.

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation in working with us to make this a safe, comfortable, and memorable experience for all!

Thank you,

Trey Adams

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To be continued…….

While we are thrilled and honored to have taken 1 plane full of veterans to Washington, DC, October 25th, we realized that Mission #5 is only half finished.  We are diligently working now to complete the goal of getting all those on the second plane grounded due to mechanical problems up to Washington to see their WWII memorial. 

Please be patient as we work out the logistics of rescheduling the flight.  Ocala Honor Flight will contact those on the grounded plane when we have further details. 

Thank you, Trey Adams

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Last Ocala Honor Flight — October 25, 2012

LAST HONOR FLIGHT — OCTOBER 25TH

Escorts need to be at airport by 5:00 am and bring your photo ID.

World War II Veterans need to be at the airport by 6:00 am and bring your photo ID and medications for the day.

The rest of Ocala should come out to the airport at 8:30 pm for the WELCOME HOME CELEBRATOIN!! See you there!

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October 12th & 13th — Mandatory Meetings

Just a reminder.

Escorts only have their first mandatory meeting on October 12th at 6pm at the First Baptist Church of Ocala (2801 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala).

Everyone, escorts and veterans, must attend the mandatory flight safety briefing on October 13th at 9am at the First Baptist Church of Ocala (2801 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala).

Everyone must bring their photo ID to each meeting!

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9/11 Patriots Day at Chick-fil-A

Remember & Honor Patriots Day – September 11, 2012

 

Displays, Vets, Patriotic Music, Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty, and the Patriotic Chick-fil-A Cow

This is great opportunity for all of us to support our

World War II veterans

Chick-fil-A and Ocala Honor Flight

11am to 7pm

3445 SW College Rd, Ocala

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Saturday, September 1st — OHF Fundraiser by Honda of Ocala

Next Fundraiser by Honda of Ocala

September 1, 2012

Saturday 10am-1pm

Come out and support Ocala Honor Flight, enjoy BBQ and meet some WWII heroes!

 

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Friday, August 24th 6:30pm OHF Fundraiser hosted by Beautiful Moments

Food by Ocala Hilton & Drinks by Cone Distributing

Entertainment, photo booth, dancing, flight simulator and more!

Beautiful Moments Party Rental

3400 SW 60th Ave

352-307-8180 for tickets

 

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BBQ Fundraiser — August 11th 12-6pm

BBQ Fundraiser at Fort McCoy VFW

August 11th noon-6pm

$7 BBQ, great music, lots of FUN

 

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