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Roswell Rotary readies for 'Honor Air'



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James F. Sanders stands before the U.S. Marine Memorial in Washington, D.C. Sanders, a World War II Marine veteran, was one of 60 veterans who were flown to Washington in 2012 to tour the World War II Memorial and other patriotic sites as part of the Roswell Rotary Honor Air program. (click for larger version)
March 10, 2014
ROSWELL, Ga.—The Rotary Club of Roswell is campaigning to take 60 World War II veterans to Washington, DC, April 2, 2014 to see their war memorial. The trip will be the club's sixth since 2008.

Approximately sixty World War II veterans along with guardians, a doctor and emergency personnel will gather at the Roswell Community Center in early morning hours and travel by motor coach to the Atlanta airport. They will fly on a chartered plane to Washington, D.C. where they will be escorted on buses from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to the World War II Memorial. They will also visit the Vietnam and Korean Memorials and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. That same day they will return to the Reagan airport, fly back to Atlanta and then reach Roswell by bus.

The trip is free for veterans. Each veteran will have his or her own personal guardian, and any family member who might want to be a guardian can apply. However, guardians are responsible for their own transportation funds and needs. Wheel chairs for all veterans will be provided. Although, World War II veterans are priority, Korean War veterans are also eligible.

Applications can be found at www.roswellrotary.com/honorair.

For more information, contact Pat DiGeorge at 770-605-5725 or pdigeorge@gmail.com.

RN 03-13-14

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