On Saturday, November 3, 2012, ten veterans of World War II will
gather at TF Green Airport and board a Southwest Airlines flight to our
nation’s capitol. They will visit the sites of the Arlington
National Cemetery, World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. These veterans are nine men and one
woman ranging in age from 87 to 90.
Saturday marks the state’s first Honor Flight, which is founded by the
non-profit Rhode Island Association of Fire Chief’s Foundation. Rhode
Island is the 118th Hub for the national Honor Flight organization.
Honor Flights pay tribute to America’s veterans with a “tour of honor”
for those who sacrificed so much for this country.
Ten veterans of World War II, escorted by an honor guard of Rhode
Island Air National Guard, Warwick Firefighters and Warwick Police
Veterans will gather at 5:30am at Ann & Hope Plaza and travel down
Post Rd. to TF Green Airport at 6:00am with a motorcade escort of
police and fire vehicles. The Honor flight will depart at 7:25am for
Washington, DC. The flight will return to TF Green Airport at
Ann & Hope Plaza and TF Green Airport terminal, Warwick, RI.
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 5:30am, 6:00am and 10:00pm
For security purposes, members of the media must contact RIAC in advance of arrival to the airport.