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A Little USO Tour

The United Services Organization (USO) was founded 74 years ago, on February 4, 1941, with its purpose being to provide entertainment and recreational opportunities to servicemen and boost the morale of the troops. Although not a government agency,… Read More

OBON Project

I wrote in the newsletter last October about Mr. Stan Fagerstrom, who returned three Japanese flags he obtained during WWII and the closure that came with being able to do that. Two of the flags were not marked… Read More

Surprise, Surprise!!

AZ GIVE Team I love when opportunities come to me to accept donations and/or to speak. Recently Honor Flight Arizona was nominated for the Spring Cycle by the AZ GIVE Team. I don’t know who nominated us, but… Read More

A Special Flag, A Special Day

December 7th the American Legion Post 39 in Gilbert once again invited previous Honor Flight WWII Veterans Mr. Bunke, Mr. Reinig, Mr. Reinig’s brother, Mr. Kaspar, and other veterans and civilians, to participate in a flag ceremony for… Read More

Gilbert Days

Gilbert Days Parade – November 22nd – American Legion Post 39 invited a couple of our Veterans and their wives down to see the parade and be honored on a ‘red carpet’ as everyone passed by. I was… Read More

One Saturday Morning

Veteran’s Day Fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A at Arrowhead Mall, what an incredible experience!! For almost two weeks they had a special table out just for Honor Flight which included a donation box, posters, and pamphlets about Honor Flight Arizona…. Read More

Veterans Day

As I researched the history of Veterans Day I found that not only had the name been changed from one thing to another in the United States, but that the celebration, too, had changed from its initial intent…. Read More

October During WWII 1939-1945 Chronologically

The month of October has passed quickly and November is here. The month of October held many historical events occurring during the time of WWII. There were triumphs and there were tragedies. Below are listed some of those… Read More

Stan’s Story – Part 3

Last month we read about Stan’s service during WWII and three Japanese flags he obtained during that time. We learned more about him as he returns back to civilian life post discharge, his employment as a newspaper reporter,… Read More

George, the 50-Mile Cookie Man

All of us here at Honor Flight Arizona are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of one of our best friends–George Vermillion. George somehow seemed to “adopt” Honor Flight Arizona several years ago after meeting our… Read More