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2024 Press Release

2024 Flight Coverage

WECT NEWS 6

Flight 2024

Community welcomes local veterans home from Honor Flight

State Port Pilot

Flight 2024

Honor Flight veterans receive a surprise welcome home

Intracoastal Living

Flight 2024

Honoring Four Heroes Who Never Came Home: Honor Flight of Cape Fear 2024

The Daily News

Flight 2024

Honor Flight: Veterans enjoy trip

State Port Pilot

Flight 2024

Oak Island veterans reflect on their Honor Flight experience

2022 Flight & Earlier Coverage

Workshop Media

This is the video of our inaugural flight to Washington, DC on April 30, 2022. 

WECT NEWS 6

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area (HFCFA) is making final preparations for the first Honor Flight to depart from ILM in 12 years on Saturday, April 30. 

Compass Pointe Veterans

Giving credit where credit is due has finally happened for a 96-year-old Oak Island veteran. That credit meant John Zebraski, the oldest living Veteran of Oak Island Elks Lodge #2769, finally got the opportunity to receive recognition for his service via a trip on the Honor Flight.

Life In Brunswick County

Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area, a chapter of a national group that provides all-expenses trips to Washington to salute veterans and recognize the importance of their service, needs your help.

WECT NEWS 6

Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area (HFCFA) is a recently established local hub of the Honor Flight Network, a national network whose mission is to transport America’s veterans free-of-charge to visit memorials as a show of appreciation to those who have served and sacrificed for their country

WWAY 3

“We’re so thankful that Honor Flight is there, because a lot of the men are getting treated today, the way that they should have been treated when they came home,” said Brend Weible, Veteran’s daughter.

WECT NEWS 6

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area (HFCFA) is making final preparations for the first Honor Flight to depart from ILM in 12 years on Saturday, April 30. 

CBS Mornings

A group of Virginia middle schoolers wrote letters to veterans of World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War to thank them for their service in honor of Veterans Day. "CBS Mornings" was there as the veterans read and reacted to the letters. 

Wilmington StarNews

Ruth Smith is “eternally grateful for all of those who have served” in the military. Since moving to Wilmington in 2015, Smith aimed to show her gratitude. On Wednesday, she announced the formation of Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area.

PORT CITY DAILY

Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area, a chapter of a national group that provides all-expenses trips to Washington to salute veterans and recognize the importance of their service, needs your help.

WECT NEWS 6

“I can’t believe almost 88 years of age, this is the highlight of my military career you might say,” said Vietnam Veteran Lewis Bruce. “I really appreciate all these people have put in to make it a day for us.”

Wilmington StarNews

When Don Betz arrived in the U.S. after three tours in Vietnam, he didn't receive a warm welcome. “I landed in Newark and was almost beat up in the terminal,” he said. "That's just the way we were treated with vulgarities and other things when we came home.”

WECT NEWS 6

When Don Betz arrived in the U.S. after three tours in Vietnam, he didn't receive a warm welcome. “I landed in Newark and was almost beat up in the terminal,” he said. "That's just the way we were treated with vulgarities and other things when we came home.”

WWAY 3

Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area (HFCFA) honors veterans from World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War by taking them on an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to see the monuments built in their honor. HFCFA also welcomes veterans with terminal illnesses from any era to join as well.

FACEBOOK LIVE

Live feed from the event held at the Historic Hannah Block USO Community Arts Center.

2023 Flight Coverage

WWAY 3

Flight 2023

75 Veterans prepare for takeoff ahead of 2nd annual Flight trip

WECT NEWS 6

Flight 2023

"It's a once in a lifetime kind of event". 75 Veterans to take off in Honor Flight this Saturday

Tideland News

Flight 2023

Honor Flight: Veterans enjoy trip

State Port Pilot Article

Flight 2023

Honor Flight: Local Veterans on a mission

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