The Neil Simon Players will be performing at The Honor Flight on June 6th! #UtahHonorFlight #HonorFlight #WWIIVets #KoreanWarVets
I am so excited to announce that my little group of players has been booked to be the entertainment for the Honor Flight group from Cedar City!
I talked to the organizer yesterday and we are all ready to roll.
Here is a little more from our mayor:
The Utah Honor Flight social today. The Honor Flight program takes veterans back to Washington D.C. free of charge to see the memorials. They will be taking about 25 local WWII and Korean War veterans back to D.C. in June.
Here is more about this event from a recent article in the Spectrum:
Early in the morning June 4, 30 veterans of World War II and the Korean War Veterans from Iron County will once again answer the call as they board a bus from the Leavitt Hangar at the Cedar City Airport from which they will deploy to Las Vegas for their departure to Washington D.C. for a two-day stay to visit the WWII memorial along with others in the National Mall.
The veterans depart Cedar City on a Thursday and return on Saturday after raising the flag over Fort McHenry that morning.
With the help of Dennis Robison, an Air Force veteran from Cedar City and Ron Lewis, a retired Navy captain living in New Harmony, the Iron County Honor Flight will take wings for the first time.
“We were initially looking for 15 veterans because that is the amount you need to sponsor an Honor Flight,” said Robison of this Iron County Group. “The response when we were looking just mushroomed on us. We have 30 on the flight now.”
The Players will provide the bulk of the entertainment for the families and community members who will greet the vets as they return to the Leavitt Hanger on Saturday June 6th.
I cannot even put into words how excited I am that my little group is going to do this gig.
So happy to do it.
Have a sacred and blessed Memorial Day!
Utah Honor Flight – This video is a good example of what we our event will look like! https://t.co/yRTDPTQIIs From 2014 in Salt Lake City
— Jenny Hatch (@JennyHatch) May 24, 2015