Fort Myers Flying Club helps WWII veterans fly to Washington D.C

Fort Myers Flying Club recently presented a donation in the amount of $1,000 to Honor Flight Southwest Florida. The donation will help fly World War II Veterans to Washington D.C. so they may visit the memorial built to honor their service to the nation. The donation was made possible by a successful raffle at Page Field Aviation Days, and will help send the vets on the next Honor Flight to the nation’s capital, scheduled for May, 2015, at no cost to them.

More than 16 million served in WWII. At this time it is calculated there are approximately 855,000 still living. Two hundred thousand died in 2014 and we are losing this group at a rate of approximately 500 per day. Of the 855,000 WW II Veterans, Florida has the second-largest population at 79,925, surpassed only by California at 85,435.

Our heroes, the veterans, are not asking for recognition. It is the position of Honor Flight Southwest Florida that they deserve it. Fort Myers Flying Club is pleased to support a trip for those men and women to see their memorial at no cost—a small token we can give back to those that gave so much. To learn more about this important organization visit pchonorflight.org.

The Fort Myers Flying Club is based at Page Field. For more information visit www.fortmyersflyingclub.com. For membership information call (239) 634-3422 or email membership@fortmyersflyingclub.com.