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DIVISION PRESIDENT'S PROJECT
Eva Breed Long, Texas Division President, is making this her President's project. All donations to her President's Project will be donated to the Honor Flight organization. Individual or Group donations are appreciated. Also, a donation can be made by purchasing a Dragonfly pin, designed by our own Pamela Wright. All donations from the purchase of the Dragonfly Pin will be donated to the Honor Flight organization.
Honor Flight is4 a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure to the wars in which they served and the sacrifices they made. Its mission is to transport America's Veterans to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at their memorials and to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends at no cost to them. Top priority is given to the senior veterans - World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Once these Veteran Soldiers are gone, men and women who served in later wars will follow and be honored. The goal of Honor Flight is to express thanks to these brave men and women. However, our time to honor the WWII veterans is quickly running out. The veterans on the honor flights are escorted by volunteer guardians, who help them on the flight and around D.C. An honor flight of 100 people, including veterans and volunteers, costs about $30,000. Costs are covered by donations with assistance from the airline. The Honor Flight Network reports that it has flown over 159,000 veterans to the Washington, D.C. memorials since 2005. For more information about Honor Flights and the history go to Honor Flight.