PIE Honors Local Veterans

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) continues to honor veterans with our Honor Flights to Washington DC war memorials. On September 26, an Allegiant flight took 75 veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to experience the DC memorials. This was Allegiant’s 29th flight to honor veterans with a day trip to Washington.

“We are happy in continuing this tradition of celebrating our veterans with Honor Flights and a welcome upon returning to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport,” said Honor Flight of West Central Florida President Beverly Frey.”

PIE’s tradition of recognizing the military goes back to World War II. The airport was originally an army training base during the war and was transferred to Pinellas County in 1946 to be developed as a public airport. PIE continues the tradition of these Honor Flights.

When the veterans return to the airport, they are greeted by a welcome celebration. The event is open to the public, and various military and government officials will be present as the veterans end their trip to Washington DC. Free parking is offered on evenings when veterans return from Honor Flights. The media is invited.

The next Honor Flight from PIE is scheduled for October 24, 2017. For more information about Honor Flights, contact Honor Flights of West Central Florida at (727) 498-6079 or info@honorflightwcf.org.




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