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Honor Flights for American Veterans

The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm has recently learned about an organization called the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. Honor Flights transports veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials.

The Honor Flight Network (HFN) program was conceived by Earl Morse, a physician assistant and Retired Air Force Captain. Earl wanted to honor the veterans he had taken care of for the past 27 years. After retiring from the Air Force in 1998, Earl was hired by the Department of Veterans Affairs to work in a small clinic in Springfield, Ohio. In May of 2004, the World War II Memorial was finally completed and dedicated in Washington, D.C., and quickly became the topic of discussion among his World War II veteran patients. Earl repeatedly asked these veterans if they would ever travel to visit their memorial. Most felt that eventually, somehow, they would make it to D.C., perhaps with a family member or friend.

Now in its seventh year, HFN has transported more than 81,000 veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to see the memorials built to honor their suffering and sacrifice, at no cost to the veterans. HFN estimates that we are losing World War II veterans at the rate of approximately 900 per day and therefore, gives top priority to World War II veterans and other veterans who may be terminally ill. After its efforts for World War II veterans are complete, HFN will focus its efforts first on our Korean War and then on our Vietnam War veterans, honoring them similarly.

If you know someone who would like to participate in an Honor Flight, would like to make a donation to HFN, or would just like more information about the Honor Flight Network, then please visit their website at www.honorflight.org, or e-mail HFN at info@honorflight.org, or call 937-521-2400.

Honor Flight Virginia - Historic Triangle operates tours from Hampton Roads to Washington, D.C., by motorcoach. To learn more about Honor Flights Virginia, visit their website at www.honorflighthtva.org or download their brochure at www.honorflighthtva.org/sponsors/4/22654/file_19743.pdf.

The attorneys at The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm can assist families with their estate, financial, insurance, long-term care, veterans' benefits, and special needs planning issues.

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