Thinking back, Susan Howe thinks having two sons who went to war played an important role in her resolve to start an Honor Flight Hub in Arizona.
She first heard about the Honor Flight program in 2008, and was inspired by the story of the organization dedicated to honoring our nation’s veterans with an all-expenses paid trip to the memorials in Washington, D.C., a trip many of our veterans may not otherwise be able to take. She took her father, a B-24 nose gunner, on an Honor Flight from Ohio and came back determined to start a hub in Arizona.
True to her word, she completed the paperwork for the first Honor Flight AZ board and began fundraising. The first trip was in November 2009 with 12 veterans.
To learn more about Honor Flight Arizona, click here: https://honorflightaz.org/
Original air date: April 22, 2021