Oct. 9: The 2015 Annual Golf Benefit for Villages Honor Flight

Signup has begun for the 2015 Annual Golf Benefit for Villages Honor Flight. The event, which includes golf, lunch and dinner, is set for Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course at Del Webb Spruce Creek in Summerfield. The $85 per person entry fee includes the round of golf with cart, lunch, dinner and prizes. […]

Villages Honor Flight vets meet official with Villages’ ties in D.C.

Tuskegee Airman Daniel Keel, 92, right, meets with Air Force Undersecretary Heidi H. Grant at the U.S. Air Force Memorial.

Veterans on Villages Honor Flight toured the war memorials Wednesday  in Washington D.C. The group left in the wee hours on a Southwest Airlines flight from Orlando International Airport and landed at Baltimore Washington International airport. From there, the veterans and their guardians boarded buses, headed for the war memorials. During a visit to the U.S. Air […]

Villagers encouraged to welcome home Honor Flight veterans

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Villages Honor Flight taking World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. is scheduled for Wednesday. Their bus will leave for their Southwest Airlines flight from Orlando International Airport in the wee hours of the morning. They will spend their entire day traversing military monuments in Washington, D.C. For some of the veterans, this will be their first tour […]

Blackston Financial offers sizable support for Villages Honor Flight

Travis Bender, David Blackston, and Drew Blackston of Blackston Financial & Advisory Group presented Honor Flight's Jerry Lemerise, third from left, with a check for $4,000.

Several hundred party-goers enjoyed a patriotic dinner and dance Friday evening at American Legion Post #347 in Lady Lake to benefit Villages Honor Flight. The evening was sponsored by David Blackston of Blackston Financial Advisory Group. In addition to the festivities, David Blackston and his associates, Drew Blackston and Travis Bender, handed over a check […]

Mickey Fanatics raise $6,000 in benefit for Villages Honor Flight

YeHaa Bob entertains at an event in The Villages to benefit Villages Honor Flight.

The Mickey Fanatics in The Villages raised $6,000 for Villages Honor Flight in an event Tuesday evening at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Two sold-out shows featured popular Walt Disney World entertainer Ye-Haa Bob Jackson. More than 15 World War II veterans were in attendance at the show. You can learn more about Villages Honor Flight […]

Villages Honor Flight mission salutes Villager, volunteer Bob Kitt

The changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Thirty-five veterans and their 35 guardians on Wednesday toured the war memorials on a cold and rainy day in Washington, D.C. Villages Honor Flight, M18 took off from Orlando early in the morning and carried the group to the Baltimore airport. From there, they rode by bus to Washington D.C. The group visited the Tomb of the […]

WWII vet, his Honor Flight Guardian take in Brad Pitt’s ‘Fury’

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World War II veteran Gene Megyesi was accompanied on the April Villages Honor Flight by Villager Robert Hempel. The two men recently took in the Brad Pitt movie, “Fury.” Megyesi, now 90 years old, went to training school to become a tank driver and then off to war. “Knowing that Gene was in the Army […]

Public encouraged to turn out for ‘flightless Honor Flight’

Villages Honor Flight organizers are encouraging the public to turn out to support a “flightless Honor Flight” on Saturday. The event will recreate the Honor Flight experience for 15 veterans and their 15 guardians who won’t actually leave The Villages. The public is asked to turn out for the sendoff at 10:15 a.m. and the […]