Three Hopkins County Veterans are Going on the Dallas DFW Honor Flight to Washington DC

We have 3 Veterans who are going on the Dallas DFW Honor Flight to Washington DC from Hopkins County . These men and women will visit the memorials and have a banquet in their honor. There will be about 50 Veterans on this flight. They are being honored with a send off on Thursday September 22nd on the Courthouse steps at 11:30. Judge Newsome will speak and Brad Cummings will sing the National Anthem. We would like to have a large crowd downtown to honor these veterans and show our appreciation to them for their service to our country.

With these flights they have taken over 2000 Veterans to Washington DC. All of the Veterans travel free of charge. This trip is all about the veterans.
Each Veteran has a guardian/butler to carry their luggage and accompany them though out the trip. These guardians may be family members or one of our volunteers. Guardians are responsible for their own expenses.
A strong medical team (all volunteers) travel with each flight. Yes we are a sea of blue and red shirts as we travel through airports and around DC where we will cross paths with other honor flight groups from Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and all over the country.

By the time they return Saturday night perhaps these great heroes will finally feel the gratitude and the honor for their sacrifices and service so many years ago. Yes this trip is all about our veterans – to honor these members of the greatest generations.

Those going on these 2 trips are:
Gerald Heard Army Viet Nam on flight 48 September 23 & 24
Faye Huffman Air Force Viet Nam on flight 49 October 21 & 22
Steve Huffman Navy Viet Nam on flight 49 October 21 & 22

The Community is encouraged to be at the courthouse to honor these Veterans. Program will only last 20 to 30 minutes. If you need more information or have questions please contact Lynda Hager 903 439 7231. We will be passing out flags.

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Veterans Honor Flight 

Thursday September 22, 2022

Place  –  Hopkins County Courthouse Steps

11:30     Welcome   Judge Robert Newsome 

Thank everyone for coming, K S S T, Newspaper, K-Lake, Front Porch News, Polly  

Swatsell for Providing the flags, Lonnie Fox for the sound system,   Remarks, 

                             Introduction of Todays  Honored  Veterans   –  Other comments                                              

Vietnam   Army     Gerald Heard    Flight 48  September 23 & 24 

                                               Sulphur Springs Texas          

                             Vietnam   Air Force  Faye Huffman  Flight 49   October 21 & 22

                                              Pickton, Texas

Vietnam  Navy  Steve Huffman   Flight 49  October 21 & 22

                                             Pickton, Texas

  Pledge to the Flags:   Danny Davis –   Veterans Administration Officer/ County Treasurer      

      National Anthem  – Brad Cummings

                That Ragged Old Flag  –   Clayton McGraw

  Prayer  – Dr. Jeff Gravens  –  First Baptist Church

                Song –   Military Salute    –   Lonnie Fox                                                                                   

  Honor Flights Information – Judy Rawson Heaps –   Board Member of the DFW Honor Flights

                                                  Judy has been working on the board since she took her Dad Jean Rawson on                          

                                              The first flight which was in May 2009

This is Flights  48th & 49th  and will leave on Friday morning  from DFW and return

Saturday night 

Closing Remarks and Prayer – Judge Robert Newsome  

               For More Information  Contact :   Lynda Hager  903 439 7231

Author: Matt Janson

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