GLORY HONOR FLIGHT PRESENTS YELLOW RIBBON HONOR FLIGHT V AT EAA AIRVENTURE
AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (April 27, 2017) — EAA AirVenture has a
strong tradition of honoring America’s veterans, and this year is no exception.
Old Glory Honor Flight, partnered with EAA and American Airlines, is bringing
Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight V to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. This flight will
take place on Friday, July 28.
Ribbon Honor Flight is coming back for the fifth time to EAA AirVenture and is
dedicated to recognizing Vietnam veterans and the sacrifices they made to serve
our country. Old Glory Honor Flight believes, “It’s never too late to say thank
you.” The veterans will fly to Washington, D.C. to tour war memorials at no
cost to them.
will hold a welcome ceremony upon the return of the flight, which is part of
the day’s Salute to Veterans. Earlier on Friday there will be the annual Parade
of Veterans, where all veterans in attendance are invited to assemble and walk
with their respective branches of service.
Glory Honor Flight originally intended the Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight to be a
one-time event in 2013, but the success of the first flight at EAA AirVenture
encouraged subsequent yearly flights. “Yellow Ribbon Honor Flights out of EAA
AirVenture have become a tradition for us and we are very excited to continue
that tradition in 2017,” said Old Glory Honor Flight Co-Founder Diane
traveling on this year’s Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight will be those currently on
the existing Old Glory Honor Flight waitlist. For more information, visit www.oldgloryhonorflight.org.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
AirVenture Oshkosh is the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s
yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including
advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.eaa.org/airventure. EAA members receive lowest prices on
admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call
1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is
available at www.twitter.com/EAA.
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