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Sep 24 2011

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Department of Virginia VFW District One Supports Honor Flight Historic Triangle Virginia

The First District of the Department of Virginia VFW applauds Honor Flight Historic Triangle Virginia’s worthy effort to ensure that every veteran of the Second World War is honored properly with a trip to the National World War Two Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  For the next trip on October 22nd, 2011 as with each of the last five trips, First District will lead the effort to ensure the bus trip departs in a safe, efficient and timely manner as well as ensure that a grateful nation remembers its heroes as we line the streets and give a grand sendoff for them as the busses pull out.

At 0530 hours, our District Commander, Thomas Randall, will be holding a Safety Briefing at the Historic Triangle Community Services Center at 312 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, VA for all volunteers that serve as road guards, ushers and escorts for the veterans.  These volunteers are a coalition of Veterans Service Organizations, military units, and patriotic citizens that Commander Randall has coordinated.  All are proud to help those who sacrificed so much during World War Two.  These volunteers have included American Legion Post 39, DAV Chapters 2, 4 and 13, VFW Posts 176, 824, 960, 1503, 1776, 3219, 4639, 5500, 6002, 8252, 9808, the VFW Riders, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Peninsula Chapter of the MOAA, the Navy League and the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. Military service personnel from Joint Base Langley-FT Eustis, NWS Yorktown, the USCG Training Center and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) always show up in large numbers and this departure will see them in force again without a doubt.

HFHTVA TRIP #5 DEPARTURE FROM WILLIAMSBURG

If you or your organization would like more information on participating in this Departure Detail that lasts no more than 1-1/2 hours and makes a huge difference in the success of the entire day-long trip, please contact Tom Randall, VFWVA First District Commander directly @ 757-570-3181 or mail to:cdrdist1@va.vfwwebmail.com. 


 VFW POST 1503 AND ITS AUXILIARIES GREET WW2 VETERANS AND THEIR GUARDIANS DURING A PIT STOP IN NORTHERN VA

For more information about Honor Flight, please visit the Honor Flight Historic Triangle Virginia Chapter home page.

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