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To the Editor: The 3rd “Flightless/Virtual” Honor Flight will be held next Saturday, September 28, 2015. Villages Honor Flight will be providing 15 WWII, Korea and Vietnam veterans a “virtual” trip to visit monuments in Washington, D.C. These are veterans who cannot endure the rigors of an actual flight, so this program has been developed […]

Villages Honor Flight marks major milestone in latest trip

Villages Honor Flight veterans visit Audie Murphy's grave.

Thirty-five World War II veterans and their Guardians completed a whirlwind trip Thursday on Villages Honor Flight. Their day-long journey to see the war memorials in Washington D.C. marked the 500th veteran traveling on Villages Honor Flight. After touching down at the Baltimore airport, the Honor Flight group traveled by bus to the Tomb of […]

Villages Honor Flight veterans and Guardians gather for reunion

Bette Widdowson celebrated her 91st birthday at the Reunion and was welcomed by the Villages Twirlers.

Veterans and Guardians from the March and May Villages Honor Flights gathered on Saturday afternoon along with the February Flightless group to celebrate their respective flights. The event was held at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. The veterans received a special welcome from the Villages Twirlers and Drum Corps. Villages entertainer Billie Thatcher sang old songs that brought many memories […]

Edward J. Hintz

Edward Hintz

Edward J. Hintz, Jr., 70, of The Villages, Florida and Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin passed away August 20, 2015 in Leesburg, Florida. He was the loving husband of Karen Hintz for 45 years and caring father of son Jason and daughter Kary. Ed graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968 and retired after 20 […]