Sacopee area Veterans - you're invited on 1/8/2 to learn more about Maine Honor Flight opportunities

Area veterans are invited to a meeting on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Fairgrounds Restaraunt in Cornish to learn more about Honor Flight Maine, and to apply if desired. The public is also welcome to learn how to become a guardian or volunteer for Honor Flight Maine.


Honor Flight Maine is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s Veterans for all their service and sacrifices.


During these trips - 5 are planned for 2020 - veterans are transported to Washington, D.C. for a 3-day trip. Nurses are on sight and each of our heroes is assigned a guardian to help them get around while they tour, experience and reflect at their memorials.


The meeting on Wednesday will also include guest speaker Joy Asuncion of Honor Flight Maine. She will give an overview of the trip as well as answer questions. Calista Cross, who recently organized a veterans memorial at Fairgrounds featuring 100 pavers in honor of local veterans is the meeting organizer. She wants to be sure that our veterans know that this opportunity is available to them.

Calista Cross, Teresa Drown of Bangor Savings, and brothers Billy and Chris Anastasiadis who own Fairgrounds, stand with the Veterans memorial in Cornish, Maine.
"I felt many veterans in our area don't know much about Honor Flight Maine. On my way back from attending one of these trips I met Joy and asked if she would be interested in helping to share this opportunity here." - Calista Cross

This opportunity is open to all veterans. Top priority is given to the frailest – terminally ill veterans of all conflicts and World War II survivors. Korean and Vietnam Veterans are also transported on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis.

If you would like to learn more about Honor Flight Maine but can't make it on Wednesday, check out their website here. To make a donation, click here.

Honor Flight Photos Courtesy of Mike Leonard at Phototourismbymike.com


By Cristina Forsyth