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Today, December 7, 2016, on the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the Broward County Association of Student Councils (BCASC) in partnership with Honor Flight South Florida and Broward County Public Schools JROTC, will host its second Virtual Honor Flight event for 70 veterans and survivors of World War II.
The students created the flightless Honor Flight project to honor veterans who because of medical or health risks are unable to participate in the Spring Honor Flight mission to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II memorial.
The veterans and their families will be treated to dinner and a program, which includes a modified USO show, military medley and 1940s Big Band Sound by the South Plantation High School Band, presentation by the Fort Lauderdale Police Pipe and Drum Band, Virtual Honor Flight video, a mail call for letters from family members and students, and an Operation Homecoming experience.
Over the past three years, the BCASC and students have raised over $115,000 to send World War II veterans to the nation’s capital to visit their memorials. Students are currently raising funds toward this year’s $50,000 goal to send veterans on two Spring Honor Flights.
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Virtual Honor Flight
South Plantation High School
1300 Paladin Way
Plantation, FL 33317
Today, Wednesday, December 7, 2016
4:30 p.m. – Dinner Honoring 70 World War II Veterans
5:55 p.m. – Virtual Honor Flight Program
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