Flights allow Veterans to visit important memorials in Washington DC

On Saturday morning, November 3, at the chapter meeting in downtown McKinney, Honor Flight DFW accepted a generous $2000 donation from the John Abston Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Honor Flight group is a nonprofit, dedicated to honoring veterans for the sacrifices they have made to keep our nation safe. Honor Flight DFW provides Veterans with an all expense paid trip to visit the memorials in Washington D. C. Those memorials symbolize the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of these American heroes. John Abston Chapter's donation will allow 2 Veterans this trip of a lifetime. Said John Abston Regent Missy McPherson, "Providing support to Honor Flight DFW in its mission to honor veterans for the sacrifices they have made to keep our nation safe fits naturally with one of DAR’s pillars, which is to promote patriotism. "
 
The chapter members can often be found on certain Saturday evenings at DFW welcoming Veterans home from the Honor Flights. Missy explains, "When these Veterans come through security into the terminal and you see the gratitude on their faces it's amazing. And then to receive thanks from those veterans for my coming out to welcome them home can be overwhelming. I remember on Honor Flight 37, a Korean War Veteran thanked me for coming out and told me that this was is first real welcome home. On honor flight 38, one Veteran told me this was the first time anyone had ever thanked him for his service. It’s truly an honor to be able to support this worthy organization, not only with funds, but also in welcoming these Veterans home from their trips. "

To learn more about the John Abston Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact johnabstonnsdar@gmail.com