In The News

Media reports highlighting Honor Flight Savannah's people and programs.

April 2016 Washington, D.C. Trip

WTOC-TV covered the departure of the April 2016 Honor Flight Savannah trip to Washington, D.C.


2016 Honor Flight Savannah Poker Run

Poker Run 1The April 9th Poker Run was very successful thanks to the combined efforts of the In-Country Viet Nam Vets Motorcycle Club and the Bomber Girls Ladies Riding Club.  Total proceeds were in excess of $5,200.  Bomber Girls ran the auction which netted just over $2,000.

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Buddy Carter at the Veteran's Forum

Savannah, Georgia
March 7, 2016

carter wexlerBuddy Carter (R), the US 1st Congressional District of Georgia representative, stopped by the Honor Flight Savannah table at the Veteran's Forum today.  Rep. Carter has been a big supporter of our cause, having met Honor Flight Veterans at the WWII Memorial on several of our previous trips.  Congressman Carter also played host for this year's Veteran's Forum.

Dying WWII Navy veteran has wish fulfilled

WSAV-TV
By:  Ashleigh Holland

A Beaufort man has his dying wish fulfilled, to speak with some naval officers one last time. James Shanklin enlisted in the Navy when he was just 17. The Sailor served in the Pacific during World War II. He is part of what’s called the ‘Greatest Generation,’ but he had a surprise of his lifetime on Friday afternoon.

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Local Nonprofit Honors Veterans with Trips to D.C.

Bluffton Today
by: Deeana Wilkerson

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When Lee Sell landed at an Air Force base in California after serving during the Vietnam War, he remembers being urged not to wear his uniform while off the base for fear of how the public would treat him.

“During Vietnam, we were not treated very well,” Sell said.

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Celebrate Memorial Day

Just as Labor Day brings an end to the summer, Memorial Day kicks off the season for vacations, spending time with family and picnics.

Although it started after the Civil War to honor Union and Confederate soldiers who had died, Memorial Day was extended by the 20th century to include all American soldiers and observed as a federal holiday the last Monday in May.

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Johnson Creek Tavern Makes Generous Donation

J.T. Lloyd, co-owner of Johnson Creek Tavern called the donation "an honor...  the least we can do for them" at today's event on St. Helena Island, SC.  Thousands of one dollar bills had lined the walls of the restaurant as patrons had tacked them over almost every conceivable surface in the place. 

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Beaufort County Tavern to Donate Thousands

Thousands of $1 bills stapled to the walls and ceilings of two rooms in Johnson Creek Tavern will come down this week and be donated to the Honor Flight Network.

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Talk of the Town - WHHI-TV Interview

Board members Edward I. Wexler and Suzi C. Oliver join host Sandy Benson for an informative interview on WHHI-TV from November 18, 2014.

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Amelia Jones, Tuskegee Airman at 95

WSAV

POOLER, GA - World War II veterans are known to be ‘The Greatest Generation' of Americans. It's been 70 years since WWII, but a veteran in the Coastal Empire received the honor of her lifetime on Saturday. Sgt. Amelia Jones, 95, was jacketed as a Tuskegee Airman at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler.

 

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