16 May 2018: “It was the greatest experience of my life.” Those were the words from an WWII Veterans.
After 22 WWII & Korean Veterans spent 3 days in Washington DC… they returned home to the largest welcome home they have ever seen.
Over 95% of WWII & Korean Veterans never received a welcome home when they returned home from war. Welcome Home Military Heroes goal for the last 8 years has been to change that. Just in the last few years WHMH has welcomed back home over 200 WWII & Korean Veterans.
What makes this one different? According to WHMH Vice President and social media campaign manager Robert Tolan Jr it was the energy of the community.
“The community loves our Military Heroes and they wanted to bring the family to an event like this. Out of the 10 Honor Flight events we have done… this one was the largest! Our Facebook live feed was watched by 3x more people than normal.”
Below is the KSBY Article:
Military veterans received a warm welcome home Wednesday night as they returned from a tour of honor to Washington D.C.
Welcome Military Heroes and Honor Flight Central Coast of California welcomed 22 WWII and Korean War veterans at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport.
Sheriff Ian Parkinson and District Attorney Dan Dow were among those shaking hands as the veterans came into the airport terminal.
Nichola Mente went on the honor flight tour of D.C. with her grandfather, U.S. Army Cpl. Floyd York, who served overseas in Great Britain and Germany during WWII. She was kind enough to share some photos of their trip.
Please watch our Live Feed from the event: