Thanks to Veterans Support Organization, many World War Two and Korean War veterans will soon fly to Washington D.C. and visit memorials built to honor their service to our nation.
VSO recently donated $1,000 to American Legion Post 371 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. and the Honor Flight Network.
Part of the donation ($500) is for American Legion to help poor veterans with rent and utility payments, as well as pay for school and law enforcement award events and other programs. The other part of the donation ($500) is for the Honor Flight Network, an organization that transports our nation’s heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at the war memorials.
“I was just dumbfounded by their generosity,” said Bill Doherty, commander of the American Legion Post 371, referring to the VSO donation. “This money will help a lot of people, especially our war veterans. Flying them to Washington is one of the greatest things we can do for them.”
VSO Founder and CEO Richard VanHouten said: “Our mission at VSO is to help our veterans, and it’s such an honor for us to support the American Legion and Honor Flight. I can’t think of a better way to honor the sacrifices of our brave and hardworking veterans.”
Pictured (from left to right) are: Erwin Bromley, member of Post 371 executive committee; Ed Skolkin, sergeant at arm at Post 371; Richard VanHouten, VSO founder and CEO; and Bill Doherty, commander of Post 371.