Honor Flight Hosts Fundraiser to Send WWII Veterans to Washington D.C.

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On December 7, Honor Flight Southern Nevada hosted its inaugural “Vino With Veterans” fundraiser on the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor at The Bootlegger Bistro in the Copa Room. 

This is the first year that the organization hosted the fundraiser “Vino With Veterans,” in which all proceeds garnered during the event fund the next honor flight in spring 2017. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with WWII veterans and a Pearl Harbor survivor, and view work that they have had published.

“We were honored to launch this fundraiser and are proud to announce that we have raised enough donations to send additional veterans to visit the memorials in D.C. in 2017,” said Belinda Morse, executive director of Honor Flight Southern Nevada. “I encourage people in our community to join our local war heroes in remembering Pearl Harbor Day.”

Congresswoman Dina Titus said, “My office was privileged to join Honor Flight of Southern Nevada for the 75th Remembrance of Pearl Harbor.  I want to thank veterans like Mr. Arby Hambric and Mr. Walter Rubyor for sharing their personal stories of courage so those in attendance could reflect on the sacrifices made by our heroes who risked their lives for our country.”

During the event, attendees enjoyed a silent auction and refreshments. To learn more about Honor Flight Southern Nevada and how you can support please visit, HonorFlightSouthernNevada.org or by calling Belinda Morse at 702-749-5912.

About Honor Flight Southern Nevada:
Honor Flight Southern Nevada (HFSN) is a non-profit organization founded in June 2013, as a part of the national Honor Flight Network, created solely to honor America’s veterans for all of their sacrifices. HFSN is a volunteer based organization. Our mission is simple: to fly our World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials that stand in their honor.

 

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