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Honor Flight from Lakeland Scheduled - Press Release

Honor Flight from Lakeland Scheduled - Press Release

The Honor Flight ®of West Central Florida Board of Directors has announced Honor Flight Mission 19 to depart September 30, 2014, from Lakeland Linder Airport. This will be the second time LLA has hosted an Honor Flight mission.

On November 12, 2013, citizens in and around the LLA Polk County location had the opportunity to honor WW II veterans who by their sacrifice over 70 years ago, changed the world.

Everyone is urged to again support this terrific program. Veterans who wish to participate in the Honor Flight program are urged to visit the website, http://www.honorflightwcf.org/, and apply for a flight. Priority is given to all WW II veterans, along with those other Veterans who may be terminally ill who wish to visit the memorials in Washington, D.C. created to honor their service to our country. Korean and Vietnam War veterans are also encouraged to apply. HFWCF has made a commitment to continue its mission until all veterans have had the opportunity to participate on an Honor Flight.

 

Gary Clark

Colonel  USAF(Ret)
Chairman
Polk County Veterans Council

1509 South Florida Avenue

 

Lakeland, Florida 33803

863-688-1725    LOCAL

877-564-6277    TOLL FREE

863-688-0692    FAX


VETERAN’S DAY CELEBRATION EVENTS INCLUDE MOVIE, PARADE & DISPLAYS

VETERAN’S DAY CELEBRATION

EVENTS INCLUDE MOVIE, PARADE & DISPLAYS

 

 

LAKELAND, FL  (November 6, 2013) – The City of Lakeland will observe Veteran’s Day with festivities beginning Friday, November 8th at 6 p.m. with a free movie, the Glenn Miller Story at Lake Mirror. The movie is part of the Pics on the Promenade series and the night will include a rededication of the Frances Langford Promenade. The promenade was originally dedicated in 1946 with Langford in attendance.  Langford grew up in Lakeland and attended Lakeland High School before capturing the hearts of many entertaining the troops with Bob Hope during WWII. Langford actually plays a part in the Glenn Miller Story.  The Frances Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror is located at 121 S. Lake Avenue, Lakeland, FL.

 

The celebration will continue on Saturday, November 9th at 10 a.m. with a ceremony honoring all those that have served in the armed forces. The annual Veterans Day Parade will immediately follow the honor ceremony. The parade begins at 11 a.m. from The Lakeland Center and will end in Munn Park.  Munn Park will be the highlight of activity immediately following the parade with military displays, memorabilia, camaraderie and refreshments.  Park events will conclude at 3 p.m.

 

Honor Flight Mission #15 launches from Lakeland Linder Airport on Tuesday, November 12th taking 80 WWII veterans and their guardians to Washington DC to visit the WWII Memorial.  Join in the Welcome Home Celebration at 8:00 p.m. at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport Terminal that evening.  Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. The organization transports US veteran heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

 

The public is encouraged to attend all events celebrating the sacrifice and dedication of all veterans. Veterans groups wishing to participate in the parade are invited to contact Gary Clark at (863) 688-1725 or through email at gary@cpalliance.com.  Please visit the Polk County Veteran’s Council website atwww.polkveteranscouncil.com for information regarding veteran affairs and www.picsonthepromenade.com for more information regarding the Pics on the Promenade movie series.