NASHVILLE, Tenn. ─ An honor flight for World War II veterans will depart from Nashville International Airport (BNA) on Wednesday, Sept. 5. About 100 Tennessee veterans along with their guardians will travel roundtrip for free on a US Airways flight and spend the day in Washington, D.C.
The veterans will visit the World War II Memorial and other memorials. The Music City Honor Flight, a Nashville organization established to honor Tennessee’s World War II veterans, coordinated the flight.
“The Airport Authority is proud to partner with the Music City Honor Flight and show appreciation to our veterans for their unforgettable service,” said Rob Wigington, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.
WHO: Tennessee World War II Veterans
WHAT: World War II Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
7:30 a.m. – Send-off ceremony hosted by Airport Authority and HMSHost
8:30 a.m. – Flight departs
WHERE: Nashville International Airport; US Airways Gate B6 (Secure side of the terminal)
HOW: Media planning to attend should contact Emily Richard, (615) 308-2123, to be escorted to the gate.