WHO: Help Lexington Medical Center give veterans of World War II and the Korean War a warm welcome home from an Honor Flight on May 22.
WHAT: Lexington Medical Center needs your help in welcoming our Midlands heroes home. Join us as we show our appreciation to the veterans on the Lexington Medical Center sponsored Honor Flight on Wednesday, May 22 at 8:15 pm.
WHERE: Columbia Metropolitan Airport
West Columbia, SC 29170
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The plane is scheduled to land at 8:00 p.m.
Please join us at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy patriotic entertainment.
MORE: We hope to give the veterans a hero’s welcome as professional dancers from Columbia jitterbug their way through the airport lobby. The Fort Jackson Army Band will set the tone for the occasion as the Irmo High School JROTC shows their respect. Girl Scouts with cookies and 1940’s era candy will also attend. We hope you will join us as we honor our veterans for their tremendous sacrifice.
The one-day trip to Washington, D.C. is designed to recognize war veterans for their service. In the nation’s capital, the veterans tour the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Iwo Jima Memorial. They also take a driving tour of Washington D.C. In the afternoon, the veterans are special guests at Arlington National Cemetery as they observe the Changing of The Guard ceremony at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier.
“Lexington Medical Center and its board of directors wanted to take the opportunity to highlight one of our most valuable community assets – our service men and women,” said Barbara Willm, Lexington Medical Center’s Vice President of Community Relations. “They have been called our national treasure and we are privileged to honor them.”