PIE Hosts Veterans Honor Flight Welcome Home Tuesday, September 12th 8 pm

Sep 7, 2023
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) Welcomes West Central Florida Veterans Honor Flight Welcome Home Reception–September 12th 8:00 PM

On Tuesday, September 12th, PIE’s 45th Honor Flight with 77 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. 

Our restaurant, The District Pub, will open from 5:00-8:00 PM before the Veterans arrive.  The restaurant is in the pre-security area located on the 2nd floor between Ticketing A and B.  

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´âó of West Central Florida President Tracy Luchtenberg states “Honor Flight of West Central Florida kicks off its 2023 season with Mission 47 on Tuesday, September 12th, 2023. We are honored to transport our heroes at no charge to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect on their memorials. We appreciate the partnership with Allegiant for the safe transportation of our treasured Veterans. A special thank you to the staff at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport for your graciousness in making the Welcome Home a wonderful celebration. We encourage you to wear your patriotic garb and join us in giving these Veterans an uplifting Welcome Home!

Airport Director Tom Jewsbury states, “We are pleased to host the Honor Flights at PIE, so our community can come to honor our Veterans. Please join us for this celebration to thank and welcome our Veterans home to PIE and continue their day of honor.” 

For more information about the Honor Flight, CONTACT Honor Flight of West Central Florida at: info@honorflightwcf.org www.honorflightwcf.org Telephone: (727) 498-6079 

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport General Airport Information 727-453-7800