Thousands of U.S. Veterans across the nation have visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. for free, thanks to the leadership of an organization called Honor Flight and its many supporters.  Now the inspiring story of Honor Flight has been made into a documentary movie, “Honor Flight, The Movie.”  The film chronicles the story of four World War II Veterans in Wisconsin who have been touched by Honor Flight.   The story is about Veterans in their late 80s and 90s overcome obstacles to visit the memorial.  “Many veterans say, with the exception of their wedding day and the birth of their children, the trip is the best day of their life,” according to the filmmakers.

Calvert Hospice is proud to sponsor a showing of the film in partnership with the Calvert County Office on Aging.  The 90-minute film will be shown Thursday, May 22, 2014 in the lounge area of the Southern Pines Senior Center located at 20 Appeal Lane in Lusby. Show time begins at 1:00 p.m. following a patriotic sing-a-long at 12:30 p.m..  The event is FREE and open to the public.  This screening was made possible by a grant from Walmart of Dunkirk, Maryland.  Refreshments will be served. 

“We hope individuals, families, Veteran Service Organizations, nursing homes and long term care providers, other Senior Centers, faith communities, scouting groups and others will come out for this heart-warming, inspirational film,” says Calvert Hospice’s Executive Director, Brenda Laughhunn.  Laughhunn adds, “America’s Veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country, and we believe it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home.  We are proud to collaborate with the Southern Pines Senior Center staff to bring this message to our Calvert County Veterans.”  Information on Calvert Hospice’s “We Honor Veterans” program and other services will be available.

For more information, please contact Linzy Laughhunn, “We Honor Veterans” Coordinator for Calvert Hospice at 410-535-0892 or email .  For directions or site information, please contact Anne Sledge, Program Assistant at Southern Pines at 410-586-2748