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Honor Flight Bluegrass Hosts a Historic Gathering of Seven 100-Year Old WWII Veterans

WWII Veterans Lunch Gathernig - Mission BBQ (Sept. 10, 2018)

There will be 700 years of history gathering for lunch at Mission BBQ in Louisville, KY September 10th to lead the kick off of Honor Flight Bluegrass Week.

On Monday September 10th, Honor Flight Bluegrass Week begins with a historic gathering of seven 100-year old WWII Veterans meeting around the table at Mission BBQ at 11am located at 4607 Shelbyville Road, St Matthews, KY 40207. We are honoring 700 plus years of history from these members of the Greatest Generation who dedicated their service to our country.

“It is all about the ones we left behind...that is who we honor. I am one of the lucky soldiers that made it home.” --100-Year Old WWII US Army Veteran Mr. Ernie Micka

On Wednesday September 12th, Honor Flight Bluegrass will fly its final mission for the year with WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War Veterans on board. We invite the public to join in welcoming our Veterans back home from Washington DC at approximately 9:30pm at Louisville International Airport.

We end the week on Thursday September 13th, by teaming up with Give For Good Louisville for a 24-hour online fundraising event. Without the public’s financial support, we cannot fulfill our commitment to fly Veterans to Washington DC.

We encourage the public to join us throughout the week as we honor our Veterans. The mission of Honor Flight Bluegrass is to fly America’s WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War Veterans from the Bluegrass region to Washington DC to visit their War Memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. For further information about Honor Flight Bluegrass and future flights, please continue to visit this website for the latest details.