Oldest vet to fly on Honor Flight passes away at age 99 

Alvin Hersey

The oldest veteran to ever travel on Villages Honor Flight has passed away. Ninety-nine-year-old Alvin Hersey of The Villages died Friday. You can read his obituary HERE In October, Hersey made history when he was the oldest veteran to take the trip aboard Villages Honor Flight to see the war memorials in Washington D.C. His […]

Veterans welcomed home after embarking on Villages Honor Flight

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In the wee hours of the morning on Thursday, 35 local veterans  returned home after their Villages Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. They were welcomed with a rousing cheer from 150 plus people all waving American flags as the veterans disembarked from their buses at American Legion Post 347 in Lady Lake. Led by the Lady Lake Police […]

Area residents encouraged to join in homecoming for Honor Flight

Villages Honor Flight

Area residents are encouraged to join in a homecoming rally to greet veterans returning from a trip Wednesday to Washington D.C. with Villages Honor Flight. Entertainment begins at 11 p.m. at American Legion Post 347 in Lady Lake. Entertainment will include the Villages Twirlers, the Villages Cheerleaders and singer Jamie Klatt, who specializes in the […]

Crowd cheers return of year’s first Villages Honor Flight mission

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The first Villages Honor Flight of 2016 returned late Wednesday night from Washington D.C. to American Legion Post 347. The 35 veterans, their guardians, as well as other support people including a medical team arrived at 11:10 p.m. to a cheering crowd. They had departed from the American Legion Post on Rolling Acres Road at […]

WWII music concerts to benefit Villages Honor Flight

There will be two WWII music concerts benefiting Villages Honor Flight: The first will be on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Eisenhower Recreation Center. The second concert will be on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Seabreeze Recreation Center. Music by two live bands: Music […]

VHA salutes Honor Flight as Volunteer Organization of the Year

Honor Flight was honored as Volunteer Organization of the Year.

The Villages Homeowners Association honored Villages Honor Flight as its Volunteer Organization of the Year on Wednesday night at Lake Miona Recreation Center. Villager Steve Printz, retired U.S. Navy, said he was proud to be the one to present the award to Honor Flight. “Their mission is dedicated to seeing as many U.S. veterans as […]