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LMC Hosts Honor Flight Reception

From Cola Daily.

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Lexington Medical Center trustee Dr. Tripp Jones only had to look for a moment to see what inspiring and service-minded people had gathered at the hospital on Tuesday.

“Don’t you wish we could take this group up to Washington and run Congress with them?” he asked about the crowd of local veterans.

As Jones explained, the veterans and their guests had come to LMC to be treated to a special screening of a short film. Not only did the piece share their stories of personal military service, but it also featured many of the veterans’ on-the-spot interviews from the recent Honor Flight.

Read the full story here.



Join LMC and Welcome Honor Flight Veterans Back to SC

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Photo Via HonorFlightSC.com

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.”

THE STATE features Local Heroes Flying to DC on LMC Honor Flight

The State features local Koran War Veterans who are participating in the LMC sponsored Honor Flight in May.

On May 22, about a dozen other Korean War veterans who graduated from Brookland-Cayce High School – some of whom still get together regularly for breakfast – will be on a special Honor Flight. They will join about 80 other Korean War and World War II veterans from around the Midlands who will be flown for free to see their war memorials in Washington D.C.

In 1950, Bobby Price of Cayce was living a dream, playing minor league baseball in North Carolina. A year later, he was living a nightmare.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/04/27/2745480/korean-war-vets-of-brookland-cayce.html#storylink=cpy
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