State Deputy Steve Raschke presents the 2016 Community Activity of the Year Award to Grand Knight John White, of Edward Douglass White Council 2473

2016 Community Activity of the Year

Honor Flight Lunch and Dinner

Edward Douglass White Council 2473 hosts World War II veterans from anywhere in the country who travel to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial, the Arlington National Cemetery, and other landmarks in the Washington, D.C. and Arlington area.

 

The council provides lunch or dinner to the veterans and their escorts as well as a positive-filled atmosphere that concludes with Taps being performed live by a bugler from Bugles Across America.

 

Through social media, the council engages the community to have neighborhood families, JROTC units, and scouts assist with meal service and clean up and participate in a receiving line to welcome the veterans.

 

During the past year, the council hosted 19 meals with 30 to 250 veterans and escorts attending each.

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