Pinellas County Housing Authority’s Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living Community was pleased to have Mr. Mark Welsh, of Honor Flight West Central Florida, speak to residents and guests on Wednesday afternoon, November 30th, 2016. Several senior veterans were present to hear the details and to find out what the Honor Flight trips to Washington D.C. are all about.
The purpose of Honor Flight is to recognize American veterans for their sacrifice and service by flying them to visit the memorials dedicated in their honor in Washington D.C. The trips are free, one-day events for veterans.
Many pictures and memorabilia were available for the residents and guests to see. There was a great amount of interaction and enthusiasm during the event, and we’re excited to say that Mr. Joe Croteau, Magnolia Gardens resident, and a Navy Veteran (1950 – 1954) who served during the Korean War, will be attending the next scheduled Honor Flight trip in April 2017.