Student Council Activities

Honor Flight Letters

Letters are due October 12th to Mrs. McHenry

Honor Flight’s Mission: To transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our 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.

Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation—and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.

Mail Call- In the service, Mail Call was a highlight of the soldiers' day. So, too, our Mail Call was a highlight of the Honor Flight day. During each Honor Flight, Veterans are experience Mail Call. Each Veteran is given one or two letters from people expressing gratitude for their service to our country.

Writing Letters:

  • Make sure you write your letter in the proper format (there is template on the back of this paper).
  • You may write or type your letter.
  • Letters can be addressed to Dear Veteran or Dear Hero
  • Do not put your address, phone number or last name on the letter.
  • Don’t specify a war in which the veteran served, because there are veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam who are making the Honor Flight trips currently
  • You may draw the soldiers a picture to go along with your letter.
  • Some things to talk about:  tell them about yourself. Thank them for their service, talk about why you think soldiers are heroes, or why our country is great because of their hard work.  
  • DO NOT talk about killing, death or guns please. We want happy letters to make them smile.

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