DUNKIRK, Md. – The Honor Flight Network is excited to introduce Capital Region Honor Flight as the most recent hub to join the nonprofit organization’s extensive Network. Capital Region Honor Flight will serve Veterans residing in Maryland, Delaware, and the broader Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. This expansion aims to fill the void left by the discontinuation of Honor Flight Maryland’s operations in the region. As with all Honor Flight trips, the experience is entirely free of cost to honored Veterans.
Under the dynamic leadership of Jenny Brawley, Capital Region Honor Flight is poised to make a profound impact, enlisting the support of dedicated local volunteers including Mark Brickell and Candi Johnson, among others. Capital Region Honor Flight is set to embark on its inaugural Honor Flight journey on October 3, 2023. The trip will commence with 23 esteemed senior war Veterans departing from Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department in Huntingtown, MD, in a memorable event made possible through the generous sponsorship of Mission BBQ. This trip reflects the community’s shared commitment to honoring those who have selflessly served our nation. Capital Region Honor Flight trips for 2024 are already in the planning stages.
Meredith Rosenbeck, CEO of Honor Flight Network, noted the significance of this newly created hub. “We are thrilled to be able to serve the greater D.C. area again, now through Capital Region Honor Flight,” Rosenbeck said. “While some Veterans in the region may have independently visited the memorials built to commemorate their service, participating in an Honor Flight trip with other Veterans brings an entirely new element to that experience. The shared camaraderie among Veterans on an Honor Flight trip – combined with the outpouring of gratitude from the community – truly takes this experience to the next level.”
For Veterans residing in the area, Capital Region Honor Flight extends a heartfelt invitation to apply for one of these transformative trips. To gather more information about Capital Region Honor Flight or to apply as a Veteran or Guardian for a Capital Region Honor Flight trip, please visit capitalregion.honorflight.org.
The public and media are invited to give the Veterans a warm welcome back for this inaugural Capital Region Honor Flight trip. Media coverage is encouraged at several locations throughout the day. For more information, please contact Mark Brickell – MarkBrickell1968@icloud.com.