Thirty-five WWII veterans will be honored on the Villages Honor Flight to Washington DC on September 10, 2015. These individuals, who served around the world during the war, served with distinction and honor, and will be appropriately recognized and thanked for their sacrifices and service to America.
Villages Honor Flight will be flying their 500th veteran on this flight and along with the American soldiers, there are two ally soldiers flying. Douglas Coleman, Ocala, served in the Canadian Navy. Also flying from Marion County are: David Cozzens, Joseph Bauer, Arthur Wehrman, Donald Hughes and Edway Hodgson Jr.
The community is invited to honor these 35 WWII veteran heroes when they return from this one day trip at a “Welcome Home Ceremony”, a ceremony they never received at the end of their service. This free event, open to the public, is held at American Legion Post 347 on Route 466 and Rolling Acres Road, Lady Lake, Florida.
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