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Land of Lincoln Honor Flight annual meeting set for January 16 in Springfield
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[January 16, 2016]  SPRINGFIELD - Land of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF) of Springfield, will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, January 16th, at Lakeside Christian Churchís hall, 225 Toronto Road (I-55 Exit 100 West) in Springfield, to discuss the past and upcoming flight years.

Beginning at 1:00 p.m., the meeting is open to the public, including veterans, guardian escorts, volunteers and supporters of LLHF.

A review of the previous seasonís six flights, financials and statistics will be presented, as well as announcements of changes, events, training and more. Updates on the current Waiting List and scheduled flights for 2016 will also be given. A short video summary will also be shown, and a raffle, door prizes and light refreshments will be provided.

Veteran applications continue to be accepted, and LLHF is asking all to help sign up eligible veterans that have not had their Honor Flight, especially our more elderly ones.

Veterans are offered a flight in the order their application is received, with priority given in the following sequence:

  • World War II - anyone enlisted by December 31, 1946;
  • Korean War Era - anyone enlisted between January 1, 1947, and December 31, 1957,
  • then Vietnam War Era - anyone enlisted between January 1, 1958, and May 7, 1975.

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Land of Lincoln Honor Flight is a 501(c)3 non-profit, receiving no federal, state or county funding. It is able to fly Veterans on their Honor Flight through the generous donations, sponsorships, fundraising and efforts of many individuals, businesses and organizations.

For more information about the Honor Flight mission, to obtain a Veteran or Guardian application, arrange a speaker for your organization, or make a donation to LLHF, please visit the official website at LandofLincoln HonorFlight.org or contact John Dust, marketing/media volunteer, at HonorFlight Guy@aol.com  or cell 309-339-0227.

[John Dust, Land of Lincoln Honor Flight]

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