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 […]

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 […]