Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Veterans Service Agency are hosting for veterans a free movie screening of the film Honor Flight: One Last Mission – a heartwarming documentary about four living WWII Veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. The screening will take place on Friday, June 17th at 2:00 pm at the Museum of American Armor, located at 1303 Round Swamp Rd in Old Bethpage.
“I invite veterans, their families and friends to attend this free screening of the film Honor Flight,” said County Executive Mangano. “We would not enjoy the freedoms we do here, were it not for the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces, and this film honors The Greatest Generation for their service and sacrifice.”
In the film, volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII Veterans to Washington, DC, to view the memorial constructed for them in 2004 – nearly 60 years after their epic struggle. The trips are called “Honor Flights” and for the veterans, who are in their late 80s or early 90s, it is often the first time they’ve been thanked for their service, and possibly the last trip of their lives. The 24-hour journey is full of surprises that are deeply moving for all who are involved.
The Honor Flight Network will be onsite to answer questions, as well as to accept applications for the next Honor Flight—planned for September/October 2016. The event is sponsored by the Museum of American Armor and Stop & Shop.
Seats are limited. Veterans must RSVP to (516) 571-6000 by June 10th.