Dear Veteran…. NHS Service Project Needs Help From YOU!!!

Dear Veteran…

I am Rory Crisfield, a sophomore at Nipmuc High School, and I am doing my National Honor Society Service Project this year on the  Veteran Honor Flights Program.

The Veteran Honor Flights Program:

Run by the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs

Flies local World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington D.C. to

acknowledge their service to this country, bring them to the memorials in

the area, and treat them to a nice lunch

Each Honor Flight has a Mail Call on the flight the veterans are given

letters from friends and family

Unfortunately, not every veteran has many friends or family left, so the

Honor Flights Program collects letters from the community to make

sure every veteran gets letters. This is one highlight of the trip that

many of the participants remember the most

Since 2012, there have been 16 flights and 400 veterans have been able to go down

Directions:

Each letter should start with “Dear Veteran” and should express thanks for their service; it does not have to be long but it should be meaningful

(see the template). There are multiple flights per year, so the writer should not put a date at the top of their letter, so it can be used for any

flight. All ages and grades can participate, and it makes a huge difference for the veterans who otherwise would have received no letters.

Thank you for your participation!

Submit all letters or questions through email:  nhshonorflightsletters@gmail.com by January 30th

Example:

No Date:

(The Honor Flights Program runs twice a year, so leaving off a date will allow the letter  to be used for whichever flight)

Dear Veteran,

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Sincerely,

Your Name, Town, Grade or School so the veterans know where their letter came from!

Ex. John Smith, Mendon, MA, Miscoe Hill Middle School Student