Memorial Bucket List
I have two bucket lists.
One is filled with checkable items such as “Drink a beer at Fenway with Sully Erna” or “Convert a baseball fan from the Yankees to the Red Sox.” The second is a list of things I feel I need to do for others. Most of my second list is filled with volunteer activities that center around my community and my beloved home of New England. Recently I had the opportunity to add a new item to my list, and that item is this:
Honor Flight New England is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all of their sacrifices. Through generous donations we transport our heroes to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials AT NO COST TO THE VETERAN. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Donations to Honor Flight New England can be made by credit card from our website. You may also donate by mail. Please send the donation to:
Honor Flight New England
PO Box 16287
Hooksett, NH 03106
My understanding is that they are also in need of volunteers to chaperone the Veterans on their visits to the Memorials. Due to limited resources funds would not be available to cover the cost of transportation for the volunteers, but anyone within the Washington D.C. area could donate their time and efforts for such a worthy cause. Check out their website for more information.