St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) Welcomes West Central Florida Veterans Honor Flight! Veterans Welcome Home Reception – June 14th 8:00 PM
On Tuesday, June 14th, PIE’s 40th Honor Flight with 68 Veterans will depart St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport on an Allegiant charter for a day long visit to Washington D.C. and the war memorials. The Veterans return to St. Pete-Clearwater at approximately 8:15 pm. The Welcome Home celebration is open to the public and various groups, military, and government leaders will be at the airport to greet the veterans. Free parking will be available to attend the welcome home event for guests parking in our Short or Long-term Parking Lot. Please be aware that there is construction on roadways around the airport. We advise guests to allow ample travel time and advise extra caution. Media trucks with identification may park in the Ground Transportation Lot adjacent to Baggage Claim or in the Service Delivery Lane for the Veterans arrival with advance clearance only.
Honor Flight of West Central Florida President Bev Frey states, “We are so very happy to be resuming Honor flights after a two and a half year hiatus due to COVID. Our Veterans are so deserving of this honor and we are excited to fly our 41st Mission to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor. We appreciate the partnership with Allegiant for the safe transportation of our treasured Veterans. Thanks to the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport for your graciousness in making the Welcome Home a true celebration. Put on your patriotic garb and join us in giving these Veterans a true hero’s Welcome Home!”
Airport Director Tom Jewsbury states, “We are so pleased the Honor Flights have returned and PIE can again host the community to honor and thank our Veterans. Please join us for this community celebration to welcome our Veterans home to PIE from their day of honor. Our 40th Honor Flight at PIE!”
For more information about the Honor Flight, CONTACT Honor Flight of West Central Florida at: firstname.lastname@example.org honorflightwcf.org
Telephone: (727) 498-6079
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport General Airport Information 727-453-7800