CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) WWII veterans stormed the beaches of Normandy and helped to liberate Europe and we can help them see the monument that honors them. Veterans and Honor Flight Alumni Doug “Curly” Miles and Charles Kovitch told us about their experiences and the Honor Flight Program.
About the public screening of “Honor Flight: The Movie”:
Springfield, Mass.-Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will host a public screening of “Honor Flight: The Movie” on Friday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Scibelli Hall (Building 2) gymnasium. The movie, a documentary released in 2012, tells the heartwarming story of the nationwide effort to sponsor and fly World War II veterans to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.
Donations will be collected at the event to help support Honor Flight New England, the regional network for the national Honor Flight program, to help charter a flight this fall for Western Massachusetts veterans; many of whom currently reside at the Holyoke Soldier’s Home. Donations are also accepted online at the event website.
The event is made possible through the partnership of STCC and the STCC Veteran’s Club, the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, American Legion, Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Life Care, Municipal Veterans Service Officers, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Victory4Veterans, Springfield Veterans Center, and Veteran’s Inc.