The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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October 23, 2013

Local Ducks Unlimited banquet set for Oct. 29

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HOUSTON —

  • All tickets will be mailed unless other arrangements are made to pick them up at Minute Maid Park prior to Nov. 11.

  • Parking is available in paid lots surrounding Minute Maid Park. Parking is not included in the free ticket reservation process.

  • Individuals seeking up to 50 tickets may use the request process described above. For active duty Military, Guard and Reserve units seeking free group tickets for units to attend together, please contact mwade@astros.com

  • If you encounter any technical issues while requesting tickets online, please contact Kristen Lundgren at 713-259-8319 or email klundgren@astros.com

 

The Documentary

“Honor Flight: One Last Mission” is a documentary about living WWII veterans and a community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorial constructed for them in 2004, nearly 60 years after their epic struggle.

The trips are called "Honor Flights" and for the veterans in their late 80s and early 90s, it's often the first time they've been thanked and the last trip of their lives. The 24-hour journey is full of deeply moving surprises. It's uncommon for WWII veterans to talk about the war, but the Honor Flight experience brings their stories out. Many veterans say, with the exception of their wedding day and the birth of their children, the trip is the best day of their life.

The Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization that has flown over 100,000 veterans to Washington, D.C. It consists of 117 hubs across the country, including Honor Flight Houston, which was established in May 2013.

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