Tri-State Ambulance Freedom Honor Flight 22
Saturday, September 15
Flight departs at 7 a.m. and is set to return at 8:30 p.m. Hangar doors open at 7 p.m. for the welcome home ceremony.
Stoddard American Legion Pancake Breakfast set for September 1
A pancake breakfast is set for Saturday, September 1 at the Stoddard American Legion. Come hungry from 7 to 11 a.m. Proceeds from the annual event benefit Freedom Honor Flight.
Freedom Honor Flight announces new president, Fourth of July fundraiser and fall flight details
Now in its 10th year, La Crosse-based Freedom Honor Flight continues its mission to fly veterans to Washington D.C. in order to see the memorials and monuments erected in their honor. To date, more than 2,000 area veterans have made the flight.
Because the flights are supported entirely through donations, fundraising is an important part of the effort. Between now and July 8, Freedom Honor Flight sponsor Festival Foods is selling icons for $1 and $5, with all proceeds from the sale supporting the flights. In addition, volunteers will be staffing Festival Foods Brat Barns in Holmen, La Crosse, Onalaska and Tomah on Saturday, June 30, to raise funds.
The next flight is scheduled for September 15, and veterans who have been selected for the flight will be notified the week of July 9. Anyone who has served in the U.S. military at any time can apply for a flight. Priority is given to World War II veterans, Korean-era veterans and Vietnam-era veterans. There are currently three WWII, 24 Korean era and 505 Vietnam era veterans on the waiting list.
The organization’s new president, Dave Larsen, commented “It’s very gratifying to see the success of Freedom Honor Flight in giving veterans this honor, and especially so considering it wouldn’t be possible without the support of our partners and the individuals who donate to the cause.”
2018 Festival Foods ICON sale set for June 24
Once again, Freedom Honor Flight is partnering with Festival Foods for the organization’s third annual ICON sale. With $1 and $5 donations, customers can help honor veterans with a day they’ll never forget! Proudly display your support for our veterans with the purchase of an ICON. Sale runs June 24 – July 8 at participating locations.
La Crosse / Copeland 30 Copeland Ave
La Crosse / Village 2500 State Rd
Onalaska 1260 Crossing Meadows
Holmen 600 Holmen Dr
Tomah 701 E Clifton St
Last year, the sale raised $19,200. Thank you Festival Foods for the continued commitment to supporting our nation’s heroes!
Winona Elks Car Show set for May 20
Winona Elks Lodge #327 is set to host the annual Car, Truck, Motorcycle or Anything Show to benefit Freedom Honor Flight. Come see a variety of vehicles Sunday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pork chop dinner will be served from 11 a.m. until gone.
Elks 4540 Service Drive, Goodview, Minnesota
For car show information, call Arnie Jackson at 507-454-3769.
We hope to see you there!