David Hughes (pictured in the middle) was the guest speaker this morning at the club. He is pictured with Rotarians Myron Heavin and Noreen Pond.

Mr. Hughes is a military veteran who served in the Army on active duty and in the reserves.

He spoke to the club about the Honor Flight where he visited recently in Washington D.C. The shirt he wore was entitled: Honor Flight Central Coast He received an accommodation letter for his service to our country.

In Honor of Our Veterans

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.


To transport our heroes on “One Last Mission” – a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at the memorials built in their honor. This trip is free to the veteran, and made possible solely through individual donations and corporate support – NO Federal funds are allocated to this program. With the hard work and dedication of Honor Flight hubs throughout the U.S. and their communities, over 100,000 veterans have made this cathartic journey.

Since America felt it was important to build a memorial to honor the service and the ultimate sacrifice of her veterans, the Puget Sound Honor Flight believes it is equally important that they actually get to visit and experience their memorial.

For more information visit http://pugetsoundhonorflight.org/

Mr. Hughes was very moved by his visit in honor of the military members who have passed on. A memorial is a great place for them to board a flight and goes visit those who served. He stated how many people there shook his hand and thanked him for his service. What an emotional moment yet very rewarding. The Rotary members were also moved by his touching and heartfelt words.

Mr. Hughes showed a five-minute video that provides an overview of the Honor Flight and what it represents. The video is on YouTube at http://pugetsoundhonorflight.org

The Rotary Club of Vandenberg Village thanked Mr. Hughes for a very informative and inspiring talk.

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