Vets Finding Vets: April 2024 Honor Flight

We recently had a reception for the Honor Flight Vets who were on the April 27-28 Flight through Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight.

The patriotic music provided by Carolyn Barnes was a nice background ambiance as the Veterans were meeting each other and having refreshments. Carolyn played the “Star Spangled Banner” as we all joined in, photos were taken and the Vets were able to chat a few minutes with the American Legion Riders before they escorted the Chautauqua County Veterans Van on its way toward their “Trip of a Lifetime”.

Over 50 flag waving people, young, old, and everything in between, joined the send-off as they rolled down the driveway. The Riders led the way to Movie Plex Plaza 59 in Dunkirk where two more Vets were anxiously waiting. Then, off to Buffalo we went.

Only one of our local veterans, Bill Larson, served during WWII, and as it turned out, he was the only WWII veteran on the Honor Flight of 38 Veterans. During the meet and greet dinner in Buffalo, he was awarded a beautiful red, white, and blue Quilt of Valor.

If you or someone you know would like to find out more about how to apply for this great trip, or Quilts of Valor, please call Fenton History Center at 716-664-6256 and ask for Barb.

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