Cedar Village provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for senior veterans. The senior living community in Mason, Ohio recently hosted Honor Flight Tri-State’s Flightless Honor Flight. This event magically recreated the Honor Flight Tri-State trip for veterans 65 and older who were unable to hop aboard the plane to Washington, DC.
A special room awaited the veterans and their guardian escorts where the Honor Flight Ambassador Ground Crew provided a virtual tour of national memorials, presented military souvenirs and offered light snacks and refreshments. Seniors said the experience was practically like being up in the air and soaring over national landmarks.
Prior to the program, veterans experienced the welcome ceremony, color guard, bagpipers and mail call. Upon exiting, they were treated to the welcome home they never got. (The pre and post-flight ceremonies were free and open to the public.)
“We were thrilled to have this chance to honor our residents who have served,” said Cedar Village administrator Mike Mobley. “This event was also a great way to educate and engage our neighbors in the surrounding local community.”