Honor Flight’s year-old Philadelphia hub was commended, today, Aug. 22, by Delaware County Council for its work in honoring veterans. Honor Flight gives veterans trips to Washington D.C. for a day in which they tour their memorials and are treated with special honor. There is no cost to them. As of now, the trips are restricted to World War II and terminally ill veterans although the group soon expects to be including veterans from the Korean War.
Delco Council Commends Honor Flight PhillyPresenting the certificate is Councilman Mario Civera Jr., who is the council’s liaison to the county’s Department of Veterans Affairs and an Air Force veteran. Flanking him are World War II veterans Carmen Laino of Springfield and Ed Pizzi of Newtown Square who will be participants in Honor Flight Philadelphia’s Sept. 9 trip. With them in the front row are (from left) Honor Flight members Rick Megaro of Springfield, Marie Martinelli of Havertown, group president and founder Andrew Schiavello of Springfield, Grace Amen of Philadelphia and Bill Lawrence of Springfield. In back are county council members John P. McBlain, Dave White, Tom McGarrigle and Colleen Morrone.