Welcomers Sought For May 21 Honor Flight Return

Welcomers Sought For May 21 Honor Flight Return — Honor Flight Philadelphia Spring 2016’s trip to Washington returns 6:15 p.m., Saturday, May 21 to St. Kevin’s Church, 200 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, Pa. 19064 and all are invited to welcome home the vets.

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. Welcomers Sought

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

For information about the group check the link or email Andrew at andrew@honorflightphiladelphia.org.

Welcomers Sought

Honor Flight Philadelphia 2016 Spring Trip

Honor Flight Philadelphia 2016 Spring TripHonor Flight Philadelphia 2016 Spring Trip — Honor Flight Philadelphia is seeking World War II and Korean Conflict veterans for its 2016 spring trip.

Participants will travel by bus on Saturday, May 21, for a special day in Washington D.C. It will feature visits to Arlington National Cemetery, the Korean War Memorial, the World War II Memorial,  Women’s Memorial, Marine Memorial and Air Force Memorial.

It includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, memorabilia along with a USO style show.

There is no cost.

For information call JoDean at 610-627-1494 or email jodean@honorflightphiladelphia.org.

Honor Flight Philadelphia 2016 Spring Trip

Golf Outing Benefits Honor Flight

Golf Outing Benefits Honor Flight
A veteran returning home from last spring’s Honor Flight Philadelphia trip.

All proceeds from All American Day Charitable Trust 4th Annual Golf Outing will benefit Honor Flight Philadelphia, according to even organizers.

It will be held Oct. 16 at Broad Run Golfer’s Club, 1520 Tattersall Way, West Chester, Pa. 19380.

Foursome’s are $360 and must be paid in advance. The cost for individuals is $110 or $100 on the day of the event.

Check is 8 a.m.

For information or to register call Greg Biester at 610-209-6311 or email him at greg.biester@gmail.com,

Honor Flight Philadelphia provides an all-expense-paid day of recognition for veterans.

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