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 […]

Villages Honor Flight to receive major award this week from VHA

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Villages Honor Flight will be picking up a major award this week. Honor Flight will receive the Villages Homeowners Association’s Volunteer of the Year award. The VHA Annual Awards general meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at Lake Miona Recreation Center. The District Customer Service Department will be honored as the VHA’s Partner of […]

Residents encouraged to cheer on veterans Saturday on ‘Flightless’ Honor Flight 

Residents are encouraged to come out and cheer for veterans participating Saturday in a “Flightless/Virtual” Honor Flight. This mission will be conducted at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. This “Flightless” flight is designed for those World War II and Korean War veterans who are unable to participate in the regular flights to Washington, D.C. which often […]

Villages Honor Flight reunion brings veterans and Guardians back together

Veteran Margaret Green-Whitt and her Guardian Judy Simms at the reunion.

More than 600 veterans and guardians from past Villages Honor Flight missions met Friday at North Lake Presbyterian Church  for a Villages Honor Flight Grand Reunion, Villages Honor Flight was formed in July, 2011 to support Honor Flight efforts in Lake County/Sumter County/South Marion County area.  This area has a large number of World War […]

Village of Charlotte woman training to take on Dopey Challenge at Disney

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Juggling between twirling, volunteering with Villages Honor Flight, and memorizing music for her local choir group, Debbie Diroff of the Village of Charlotte is also preparing for the 2016 Disney Dopey Challenge. The Dopey Challenge tests participants’ stamina in a weekend race that courses through all four theme parks. The first race is a 5K. […]