Skyway Corvette Club and the Honor Flight Program

Skyway Corvette Club primary charity is Honor Flight. The Corvette club greeted 74 veterans with Honor Flight returning home from seeing the memorials at Washington DC of the respective war(s) they fought in (WWII, Korean War or Vietnam) at no cost to the veterans.

At Vette Vues Magazine we support Corvette Clubs. Skyway Corvette Club is one of them, and we recently got an email from Susan Otto sharing their clubs’ activities, and we thought you would enjoy learning about them.

Susan writes:

Our club recently had the privilege of welcoming home 74 veterans (five of whom we sponsored) who participated in the Honor Flight Program, our primary charity. The veterans and their “guardians” who are volunteers who pay their own way and accompany each veteran returned to the airport in Clearwater, Florida to a huge crowd of well wishes, honor guards from numerous local and state police agencies and honor guards from the various military divisions. With the help of in ground flagpole lighting, the vicinity was surrounded by American flags and the flags of the different areas that make up the military, giving these heroes the welcome that they truly deserve.

The veterans we met had served in World War II, Korea, and in Vietnam, and their overwhelming response when asked how they enjoyed their trip was “this was the best day of my life.” Three brothers, two who served in Vietnam and one in Korea were accompanied by their sons and one veteran, accompanied by his grandson, told us he had been based in Germany, chased all over the country by the enemy, was shot six days before the war ended but survived and was able to participate in this program and share it with his grandson.

Skyway Corvette Club and the Honor Flight Program
Skyway Corvette Club and the Honor Flight Program
There three brothers accompanied by their sons Skyway Corvette Club welcoming home 74 veterans at the Clearwater Florida airport The veterans served in World War II Korea and in Vietnam
There three brothers accompanied by their sons Skyway Corvette Club welcoming home 74 veterans at the Clearwater Florida airport The veterans served in World War II Korea and in Vietnam
Granddad traveling with his grandson Best part they met Dad in Washington and shared the moment at Grandads memorial Honor Flight military veterans returning home from seeing the memorials at Washington DC
Granddad traveling with his grandson Best part they met Dad in Washington and shared the moment at Grandads memorial Honor Flight military veterans returning home from seeing the memorials at Washington DC

The Skyway Corvette Club is a Sarasota + Manatee county area Club in Florida. They comprised of about 100+ members with Corvettes ranging from 1954 thru the current year and meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. You can learn more about their club and activities on their website https://www.skywaycorvetteclub.com/.

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