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RI Honor Flights

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.       

WHO:             
Ten veterans of World War II, escorted by an honor guard of Rhode Island Air National Guard, Warwick Firefighters and Warwick Police Officers.

WHAT:           
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 10:00pm.   

WHERE:         
Ann & Hope Plaza and TF Green Airport terminal, Warwick, RI. 

WHEN:           
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 5:30am, 6:00am and 10:00pm 

PLEASE NOTE:
For security purposes, members of the media must contact RIAC in advance of arrival to the airport.