The Honor Flight program is a nationwide service that regularly takes World War II and other veterans from wherever they are in the US to Washington, D.C., to visit their respective memorials and experience the Nation’s Capital, whether its their first or hundredth time. With some 600-plus WWII vets dying every day, the program is designed to give them one last display of gratitude for their service.
This Thursday, April 24, Thomas Creek is hosting a fundraiser to support a local chapter of the Honor Flight program.
The event will benefit Honor Flight Upstate, a Simpsonville-based chapter of the organization, and proceeds will go directly toward funding future trips for WWII and Korean War vets. Honor Flights rely on donations to operate as the vets are not charged for the trip.
Tickets for the event, which will be at the brewery from 6-9 PM, cost $25 and include food and a free pint. Live music will also be on hand, and you’ll have the peace of mind knowing you did a good deed for local veterans.
Side note: As a former military reporter, I’ve seen firsthand how grateful veterans are for being afforded the opportunity to participate in these trips. I’ve had the privilege of talking with countless veterans who gushed about their trips and how thankful they were to have the program. This is something definitely worth supporting.