Troop Tuesday: South Florida Honor Flight

Troop 20592

Troop 20592 greets returning veterans at Palm Beach International Airport on Saturday, October 28, 2017

Members of Troop 20592 attended the arrival of the most recent Honor Flight South Florida to cheer the veterans on as they got off the plane! The girls made signs that welcomed back the heroes from their visit to Washington D.C.

Honor Flight was started by Earl Morse, a physician assistant and Retired Air Force Captain while he was working in a small clinic in Springfield, Ohio. In December 2004, Earl asked one of his WWII veteran patients if he would like to visit D.C. and see his memorial. Later on in May of 2005, the first Honor Flight took place.

Honor Flight South Florida was founded in 2013, and has since been able to help veterans all over South Florida make their way to Washington D.C. to see the memorials that they would not get a chance to visit otherwise. Troop 20592 gladly greeted returning veterans as they made their way off the plane, fresh from their trip.

Donna Thompson said, “We first heard about this particular date from a Jupiter Service Center Girl Scout communication. Several families had a connection as well, so the girls and their families attended.” According to Thompson, the most valuable takeaway of the experience for the girls was “the pomp and circumstance surrounding our heroes.”

For more information about Honor Flight South Florida and how you can get involved, visit http://www.honorflightsouthflorida.org/

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