CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Queen City Honor Flight hosted an event Saturday night to raise money and awareness for its upcoming trip to Washington, D.C.
The Honor Flight Network was founded in Asheville in 2005 with a mission of providing free trips to the nation’s capitol so World War II veterans could visit the then-recently completed monument erected on the National Mall in their honor.
Since its founding more than a decade ago, the organization has grown to more than 125 chapters across the country.
In Charlotte, the Queen City Honor Flight was revived by a group of volunteers last year with a mission of giving our nation’s veterans a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Although its based in Charlotte, the group covers nearly the entire State of North Carolina; from Hickory east all the way to the coast.
Saturday night’s event was hosted at the Carolinas Aviation Museum and featured a big bad and 1940-eras theme in homage to the Greatest Generation.
The event’s organizers said the goal was to raise money to fund the group’s next Honor Flight from Charlotte to Washington, D.C. in early May.
Each veteran is offered the trip free of charge.
You can find contact information for the group’s leadership to donate for the upcoming Honor Flight or get involved on their website.