A spaghetti dinner fund raiser will be held on November 12 at the Crescent Park Senior Living center on Coburg Road in Eugene from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. The dinner cost is only $7 per person so bring your appatite and join us for a great dinner and great company.
“Forgotten Heroes: An Honor Flight Story” is a full length documentary about our May 2014 Honor Flight trip.
NEWS UPDATE: “Forgotten Heroes: An Honor Flight Story” will be shown on November 10, 2015 at 7 PM at the Wildish Theater in Springfield. Advance ticket sales at $12 can be made at www.wildishtheater.com. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.
A Fund Raiser to Honor Veterans
The Garage Sale on October 11th Friday and 12th was a huge success with over $20,500 raised in sales and donations. With great appreciation for the time volunteers spent on this event, and for the support of the public in the form of merchandise donations, and then the sales and additional cash donations, on behalf of the area WWII veterans, we thank you all..
$100 in memory of Kenneth Pappenhausen
$570 in memory of Charels Sweeney
$100 in memory of Marion Lawrence Cash
$100 in memory of Jack D. Bottorff
$180 in memory of Mel Wienecke
$150 in memory of Joseph Phillip Olivieri
$5,000 in memory of Douglas J Bodner
$1,000 in memory of Delmar Meyers
$250 in memory of Jerry Johnson
$5,000 in memory of Douglas J Bodner
$445 in memory of Leonard Jensen
$487 in memory of Einar Skovbo
$1060 in memory of Calvin Schmidt
$1,195 in memory of Eldon ‘Ole’ Olin
$260 in memory of Al Steinmetz
$1,210 in memory of William Burcham
$100 in memory of Peggi & Fred Cohen
$1,000 in memory of Paul Tyler
$100 in memory of Wilber Dehne
$250 in memory of Harold Schreiber
$205 in memory of Chuck Gidley
The inaugural Honor Flight from the South Willamette Valley Honor Flight hub took place on Oct. 11-14, 2012. Thanks to the generosity of local citizens and organizations, and in particular to that of CBT Nuggets in Eugene, OR, 58 WWII veterans were able to make this trip to Washington, D.C. Including guardians and volunteers, each who paid their own expenses, the group totaled 105 people.
For 2013, Honor Flights were made on April 25-28, and on May 16-19. We took 25 veterans with 27 guardians on the April Honor Flight, and 27 veterans with 27 guardians in May.
On October 3 – 6, another 50 veterans and 54 guardians & volunteers made the trip to Washington D.C. In our first year of operation, 160 WWII veterans had the opportunity to experience their Honor Flight.
On May 15-18, 2014, 48 more WWII veterans experienced their Honor Flight. They were accompanied by 57 guardians and volunteers. Forty-one WWII veterans were on our October 16-19 Honor Flight.
In May of 2015, 28 WWII veterans and 18 Korean War veterans made their Honor Flight, bringing the total to 300 veterans who have experienced an Honor Flight with South Willamette Valley Honor Flight.
41 WWII and Korean War veterans are making their Honor Flight on October 15-18, 2015. The waiting list as of 10/16/15 stands at 40 WWII and Korean War veterans. Our next Honor Flight will be May 12-15, 2016. Preference will continue to be given to WWII veterans when filling our Honor Flights. Positions on a Honor Flight are filled in the order applications are received. Applications are being accepted from WWII and Korean War veterans who have not yet visited their Memorials in Washington, D.C.
Veterans make their Honor Flight FREE. Donations are needed to raise the necessary money to make each Honor Flight a reality. Please be generous with your support of our Honor Flight program. See the Donations Link.