Collier-Lee Honor Flight Mission 23 will take off from Southwest Florida International for Washington, D.C. on Saturday, 29 April.
On board will be southwest Florida veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. They will visit the Iwo Jima Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Also on board will be seven Collier County JROTC Cadets sponsored by MOASWF to serve as Guardians for seven of those Veterans.
Each veteran on the flight is assigned a guardian to accompany and assist him or her throughout the course of the day. Veterans and their guardians attended a Meet-and-Greet on Sunday, 23 April to receive a briefing on the mission. Pictured here are five of the seven JROTC Guardians along with Senior Army Instructor LTC Kerrye Glass and some of the veterans they are supporting during Mission 23.