Honor Flight is a national organization whose mission is to send any WWII veteran on a three-day trip to Washington D.C. to visit the National WWII Memorial - at no cost. The trip includes airfare, transportation, meals and lodging plus a "Guardian" to watch over them. The trip will give each veteran the opportunity to feel the impact of their service as well as our nation's gratitude.
The group has chartered a USAir flight to accommodate 75 veterans from the Tucson area, including 13 from Green Valley and Sahuarita.
Proud to be a part of this! Twilight Wish Foundation is a sponsor with Honor Flight now and will have our logo on the trailer that is going to Iowa for this event! Good luck everyone and Yeah for our WWII veterans!
Please take a moment to read this letter to Aaron. This is regarding Honor Flight in which we sponsored a veteran to go on. There are still veterans on the list that are in need of donations to get on this next flight please ...let me know if you can donate to this great cause, you can donate through Twilight Wish and I will get it to them or I can set you up with Aaron and make it happen. This is what we want to see our WWII veterans accomplish; this is what TWF is about making wishes come true and this is a big wish and something we really support. Thanks everyone! Lisa and Rose
The Southern AZ Chapter of Honor Flight
has raised enough money to charter an ENTIRE FLIGHT to D.C!! This flight is scheduled to return home Tuesday Oct 8th. US AIR , Flight 9130 BWI to TUS 4:30 PM - 6:26 PM
This trip was made possible with the help from local Tucson Realtor Aaron Wilson, an Air Force veteran, as well as Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa- which included Aaron Wilson's group, Team Azz Hurtz of Southern Arizona.
Twilight Wish has teamed up with this amazing cause to sponsor a veteran for this flight. We ask that you join us to see the veterans off & welcome them home. If you are unable to attend please consider making a donation in honor of a veteran.
To learn more visit these wesbsites or contact us via email to find out details on this event.
Honor Flight Southern Arizona is taking a big step toward getting as many World War II veterans as possible out to see their memorial in Washington, D.C.
Gregory gets his bike wish granted!
Gregory Neas: He was a Rn and a veteran of the Army. He has a beat up car
and really wanted to get exercise and take little trips about town so he
really wanted a bike and a bike lock. Rose told him that we were just
going to interview him that day then we surprised him with the bike and lock
that I got him. It was the best thing ever to him. He was very teary eyed
and thrilled about the color of the bike and the great fit. I was so
excited doing this wish as I am a cyclist. I got him the biggest bike you
can get a 29 inch blue mountain bike as he was a 6'2 man.
We are very excited to share with you updates on Miss. Char's wish. She is having an amazing time in Iowa right now with her precious grandchildren and family. Thank you for all of your support!!! Without kind folks like you, we would not be able to put so many smiles on peoples faces
Meet Doris. She is a sweet lil lady who wishes to go to Kentucky for a reunion this August. We are very excited to make this wish come true for a very deserving senior in our community!!
Arnold Hall....a 70 year old Veteran!! Thank you for your service Mr. Hall! His only wish was to be reunited with this truck! I am honored to have made this wish come true!
Our Christmas Party for the Marshall Home for Men was a HUGE success!
FOOTHILLS REHAB CENTER:
TWF GRANTED THE RESIDENTS BASIC GIFTS SUCH AS: PAJAMAS, ROBES, SWEATPANTS, VARIOUS MEN & WOMEN'S CLOTHING, COLOGNE, SHOES, WALLETS AND GIFT CARDS TO VARIOUS PLACES.
-BED WISH: TWF grated a request for a new bed.. she is now having sweet dreams !!!
-We granted a well deserving Veteran and RN a wish for a new bicycle. Now he can ride around town, save some gas and get some exercise !!
-AARP was gracious enough to donate for an Ice Cream Social at Devon Gables earlier this month. It was a BIG HIT!!
DONATIONS* THANK YOU*
WE ARE SO HONORED AND GRATEFUL FOR THE DONATIONS WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM:
VANTAGE WEST CREDIT UNION
THE SILVERMAN FOUNDATION & THE UNITARIAN CHURCH
WE HAVE A NEW WISH FOR A FAMILY REUNION TO CHICAGO IN MAY. MORE DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED SOON. IF ANYONE HAS ANY AIRLINE CONTACT PLEASE LET US KNOW.
THE GIFT OF HEARING:
JUAN A, 80, A RESIDENT OF TUCSON HAD HIS WISH FOR A NEW HEARING AID GRANTED. THANKS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HEARING CLINIC AND THE ARIZONA CHAPTER OF TWILIGHT WISH FOUNDATION. JUAN WORKED HARD THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE AS A FARMER, IN CONSTRUCTION, AS LETTUCE PICKER AND IN A PACKING COMPANY. ALTHOUGH JUAN LOST HIS RIGHT HAND IN AN ACCIDENT WORKING FOR THE PACKING COMPANY IN 1989, HE STILL PLAYS THE GUITAR AND SINGS AND PLAYS FOR HIS CHURCH. HIS INSURANCE DID NOT COVER THE COST OF THE HEARING AID AND JUAN COULD NOT AFFORD IT ON HIS LIMITED INCOME. HE STRUGGLED TO TAKE PART IN CONVERSATIONS AND WISHED VERY MUCH TO BE ABLE TO HEAR THE VOICES OF HIS 29 GRANDCHILDREN AND SEVEN GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. HIS WISH CAME TRUE ON FEBRUARY 12, 2013 WHEN HE RECEIVED HIS NEW HEARING AID!
IN LOVING MEMORY OF RITA MARTIN:
RITA WAS SADLY DIAGNOSED WITH TERMINAL CANCER THIS PAST JUNE. THE DOCTORS CALLED HER SON AND TOLD HIM SHE ONLY HAD A FEW DAYS TO LIVE, SO WHEN HE CAME TO TUCSON HE CLEARED OUT HER APARTMENT AND GAVE ALL OF HER POSSESSIONS AWAY. RITA WISHED FOR A RECLINER, FLOOR LAMP AND CURLERS FOR HER HAIR. THROUGH THE PARTNERSHIP AND GENEROUS HELP OF DESERT SKIES METHODIST CHURCH AND TONI MILLER, HER WISHES WERE MADE POSSIBLE.
UNFORTUNATELY, RITA LOST HER BATTLE WITH CANCER THIS PAST JANUARY AND SHE NOW JOINS MANY OTHER TWF ANGELS WHO WATCH OVER US AND HELP US CONTINUE THIS GREAT WORK.
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