Honor Flight Philadelphia Spring 2015 Trip

Tattooed bikers, mummers, the Knights of Columbus, military re-enactors, a Catholic priest, Brownies, Congressman Pat Meehan and two Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders were Honor Flight Philadelphia Spring 2015 Trip Tattooed bikers, mummers, the Knights of Columbus, military re-enactors, a Catholic priest, Brownies, Congressman Pat Meehan and two Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders were among the contingent greeting 150 veterans and their escorts this evening, May 30, at St. Kevin's Church in Springfield, Pa. at the return of the Spring 2015  Honor Flight Philadelphia trip.among the contingent greeting 150 veterans and their escorts this evening, May 30, at St. Kevin’s Church in Springfield, Pa. at the return of the Spring 2015  Honor Flight Philadelphia trip.

The veterans were from World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

The five buses with a vanguard of bikers entered the lot  just before 7 p.m. through a ladder arch placed on Sproul Road by volunteer firemen and festooned with an American flag.

Honor Flight Philadelphia Spring 2015 Trip The five buses with a vanguard of bikers entered the lot  just before 7 p.m. through a ladder arch placed on Sproul Road by volunteer firemen and festooned with an American flag.
There was one estimate that 500 bikers escorted the buses.
Honor Flight Philadelphia Spring 2015 Trip -- They met Congress Meehan (R-Pa7) and then were led into the church hall where they were treated to a scrumptious feast and a floor show by The Manhattan Dolls.
Congressman Pat Meehan (R-Pa7) greeted every veteran at the door.

The veterans left the buses to be greeted by the cheerleaders before walking down a red carpet through a crowd of flag waving residents to music played by the Greater Overbrook String Band. They met Congress Meehan (R-Pa7) and then were led into the church hall where they were treated to a scrumptious feast and a floor show by The Manhattan Dolls.

Honor Flight is a national non-profit organization founded in 2005 to give aging or terminally ill veterans a day of honor in Washington D.C.

 There is no cost to the veterans.

The Philadelphia hub was started in 2011 by Springfield resident Andrew  Schiavello,

Honor Flight Philadelphia Spring 2015 Trip

 

Honor Flight May 30 Trip

Honor Flight Philadelphia on May 30 will taking 150 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. for an all-expense paid day of honor. Honor Flight May 30 Trip -- Honor Flight Philadelphia on May 30 will taking 150 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. for an all-expense paid day of honor

They will be returning at about 6:15 p.m., to  St. Kevin’s Church, 200 W. Sproul Road,  Springfield, PA 19064.

The public is asked to come out and given them a rousing welcome. Flags will be provided. For  information call Andrew at 610-662-1812 or email him at andrew@honorflightphiladelphia.org

Honor Flight May 30 Trip

March 22 Pancake Breakfast

There will be a pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, March 22, at American Legion Post 667, 1112 Steel Road, Havertown, Pa. 19083 to benefit the women’s auxiliary.  March 22 Pancake Breakfast

Cost is $5.

On the menu are hot-buttered flapjacks smothered in warm maple syrup, hot sausage, orange juice and coffee.

Have a short stack for a tall cause.

March 22 Pancake Breakfast

Irish Feast At Post 667

An Irish feast will be held 5 to 8 p.m., Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, at American Legion Post 667, 1112 Steel Road, Havertown, Pa. 19083. Irish Feast At Post 667

On the menu are ham and cabbage, boiled potatoes, garden salad, and rolls and butter with coffee, cookies and Irish potatoes for dessert.

Yes, Irish coffee will be available.

Admission is $7 but that doesn’t include the Irish coffee.

The Greater Overbrook String Band will provide entertainment.

Post 667 is a strong supporter of Honor Flight Philadelphia which gives veterans an all-expense paid trip to the memorials in Washington followed by a banquet.

Irish Feast At Post 667 

 

Rat Pack Honor Flight Event

Rat Pack Honor Flight Event

Honor Flight Philadelphia will host “Swinging with the Rat Pack” Sunday, April 26, at the Springfield Country Club, 400 W.Sproul Road, Springfield, Pa. 19064.

Relive the glory days of Vegas with Sammie, Frank and Dean. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the show starts at 3:30.
Tickets are $50  per person in advance and include a buffet lunch. There will be a cash bar.

Proceeds benefit Springfield-based Honor Flight Philadelphia which provides all-expense days of honor for veterans  to Washington D.C.

Reservations are requested for Swinging With the Rat Pack and can be made by calling Deanne at 267-303-5977 or clicking here.

Rat Pack Honor Flight Event

Manoa Post 667 Site Of Pancake Breakfast

The Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion Manoa Post 667 is having a pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Post, 1112 Steel Road, Havertown, Pa. 19083.

Cost is just $5.

On the menu are buttered pancakes smothered in warm maple syrup, hot sausage, orange juice and coffee.

All proceeds support the Auxiliary and their mission to support veterans and community.

For information call 610-446-9986 or visit here.

Manoa Post 667 Site Of Pancake Breakfast

Manoa Post 667 Site Of Pancake Breakfast

2014 Delco Veterans Day Parade Is 11 a.m.

Today is Veterans Day.

The big event in Delaware County will be the 55th Annual Veterans Day Parade which will start in Media, the county seat, at 11 a.m.

Grand Marshal will be Andrew Schiavello of Springfield and the Honor Flight Philadelphia team.

Honor Flight Flight Philadelphia has been giving veterans all-expense paid trips to the memorials in Washington since 2011. The trips are followed by a banquet.

The Delaware County Patriots notes that WPHT 1210 AM Radio Host Dom Giordano will be broadcasting his show, which runs  9 a.m. to noon, live from the steps of the Media Court House.

The Patriots remind all to fly their flags today and to visit this moving tribute to our veterans from Ronald Reagan.

They have also provided this little bit of history:

Veterans Day as a federal holiday:
Originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the signing of the agreement that ended WWI at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918.
Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 which became a day to honor all the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

2014 Delco Veterans Day Parade Is 11 a.m.

2014 Delco Veterans Day Parade Is 11 a.m. Today

Eagles Vs Dallas Tickets Raffled By Honor Flight

Honor Flight Philadelphia is raffling two tickets to the Dec. 14 game between the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field.

Yes, that is the game Honor Flight was lucky enough to get for this year’s raffle.

The tickets are $3 each or two for $5.

For information call Cathy at 610-613-3865 or email her here.

Honor Flight Philadelphia gives veterans an all-expense paid trip to the memorials in Washington followed by a banquet.

Eagles Vs Dallas Tickets Raffled By Honor Flight

 

Eagles Vs Dallas Tickets Raffled By Honor Flight

Delco Vet Memorial Honored By Fox29

Delco Vet Memorial Honored By Fox29Margaret Lawrence being interview, Oct. 15, for the Fox29 feature on the Delco Vet Memorial in Newtown Square

The Delco Vet Memorial will be highlighted on the Oct. 27 edition of Fox29’s Good Day Philadelphia with weather anchor Sue Serio doing her feed from the site on West Chester Pike in Newtown Square if we understand the plan correctly.

Delaware County veterans Bob Dimond of Media, Springfield Police Chief Joe Daly and  Margaret Lawrence of Springfield whose quotes can be found on the memorials pillars will be featured.

Kudos to Barbara Ann Zippi and Linda Houldin for setting things up.

Delco Vet Memorial Honored By Fox29

 

Bensalem Honor Flight Site For September 2014

The next Honor Flight Philadelphia trip is Sept. 22 with take off and arrival at the Parx Casino, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem , Pa. 19020.

The Bucks County site breaks a long streak of Delaware County-based trips.

Honor Flight Philadelphia gives veterans an all-expense paid trip to the memorials in Washington followed by a banquet.

The are 160 vets scheduled to participate, according to organization President Andrew Schiavello.

All interested in waving a sign or saying thanks are invited to attend the arrival which is 6:15 p.m.

For information call 610-405-9167 or visit www.honorflightphiladelphia.org

Bensalem Honor Flight Site For September 2014

Bensalem Honor Flight Site For September 2014