37 Vietnam War veterans receive overdue recognition and thanks for their military service.

The public is invited to another huge event at the Museum of the United States Air Force.exist Saturday, August 5, 2023, we will co-host a patriotic gathering of 37 Vietnam War, two World War II and five Korean War veterans who are flown to Washington DC on April 29, 2023.Long Island Honor Flight Escorted Brothers Band on That Historic Day free Fly to our nation’s capital early in the morning. Veterans and their guardians visit World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials, the “Changing of the Guard” at Arlington National Cemetery, the Air Force Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial. That evening, they returned to Islip MacArthur Airport to a warm welcome from the Nassau County Firemen’s Drum Band and thunderous applause from hundreds of family, friends and supporters!

Honor Flight LI President, West Point Class of 1972 and U.S. Army Veteran Bill Jones said, “This special flight included 37 Vietnam Veterans whose service is overdue. Comrades – two World War II veterans and five Korean War veterans. This flight represents a ‘big hug’ to all of our honor flying veterans, their families and the supporters who made this flight possible,” he said . (Special Note: edit: See the Excel spreadsheet”April 29 Rob’s Veterinarian“Learn about the background of our veterans.)

Saturday, August 5, Museum Hangar 3 doors open at 10:30am, meetup time 11:00am-1:00pm at AAM, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735 – (631) 293-6398, www.americanairpowermuseum.org.The public is welcome to attend and applaud these Veterans, especially during our Honor Ceremonies, as each Veteran receives a memorial magazine filled with photos of them during the day in Washington, D.C. The public starts at 10 a.m. :30 start to participate in the event before 12:00 noon free TOLL! After 12:00 noon, general admission to the museum is free for members, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and veterans, $10 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

This great patriotic celebration included speeches from Honor Flight LI President Bill Jones and AAM President and Founder Jeff Clyman. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Fleet Band will perform a popular medley called “Armed Forces Salute,” which features the five official melodies of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. Free cakes, coffee and refreshments provided by Flight of Glory will be available for everyone to enjoy! Co-hosted by AAM and Honor Flight LI, the public is encouraged to participate in this historic event and help us honor 44 Long Island native heroes who have served our great country! See you in Hangar 3!

Flight of Honor Long Island, one of 130 regional centers of the National Honor Flight Network, whose mission is to honor U.S. veterans of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and, in special cases, terminally ill or injured recent conflict-era veterans, offers free Washington Round-trip visit service to the SAR Memorial Hall. For more information on Honor Flight Long Island: www.honorflightlongisland.org. For more information on the National Honor Flight Network: Honor Flight Network. question? Please call Honor Flight LI Secretary Jamie Bowden at (631) 702-2423 or email JBowden@southamptontownny.gov.

The mission of the United States Air Force Museum is to preserve aviation and military history and educate the public about the courage, sacrifice and heroism of our nation’s veterans, aviation pioneers and workers of the aviation industry. We do this by preserving, displaying and flying operational examples of America’s legendary military aircraft, as well as through our static aircraft displays, exhibits and events. US Air Force Museum at Republic Airfield – “Where history flies!”

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