Gulfport, Miss. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight program is preparing for its final mission later this year.
The flight is set for Oct. 1. It will depart from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport to fly honorees to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D. C.
Since its inaugural flight in May 2011, Mississippi Honor Flight has made five trips to take 431 veterans to visit the
memorial they earned.
The one-day free trip also takes the veterans to other sites including the Lincoln, Korean and Vietnam Memorials, the Iwo Jima Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Changing of the Guard and a wreath-laying by Mississippi veterans.
The public is asked to help spread word to WWII veterans across the state. Applications are now being accepted and WWII veterans from anywhere in Mississippi are urged to apply.
Additional information and applications are available by mail at Miss. Gulf Coast Honor Flight, P.O. Box 1912 Gautier, MS 39553, or online. Click the link below.
Churches, veterans’ organizations, friends and family members of Mississippi’s WWII veterans are encouraged to help get information and applications to the veterans.