Welcome to Lafayette Gold Star Mothers
We are mothers and families who have lost a child while he/she was serving on active duty in our nation’s military. In addition, we have a local Board of Directors supporting Lafayette Gold Star Mothers that are assisting with this campaign and future endeavors.
One of our projects is the GREATER LAFAYETTE HONOR FLIGHT. Our mission is to ensure that every Indiana World War II veteran who wants to go see their monument in Washington, DC has that opportunity. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO SAY THANK YOU!
In 2012 we took three flights of World War II Veterans to see their memorial. A total of 238 veterans and 238 guardians were on these trips. On each mission we visited Arlington National Cemetery, the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Wall and also the Korean War Memorial. Three flights are planned for 2013. The first was on April 29th. Our next missions are June 24th and September 9th. If you are interested in our flight or know of someone, please encourage them to apply ASAP. Click here for veteran applications and guardian applications.
Where would this country – or for that matter, the world – be without the dedication and services of those young men and women we call American veterans? Throughout history, our nation has turned to our military to protect the freedoms that we cherish today. We owe so much to these veterans whose sacrifices cannot be captured in a few words, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country, who carry scars that remain for the rest of their lives.
Tip a Soldier Night
None scheduled at this time.
We are always looking for new places to host “Tip A Soldier” nights.
Chick-Fil-A Spirit Nights
Come dine at Chick-Fil-A and be sure to put your receipt in the Black Box, located on the counter. Representatives from Honor Flight will be present to answer any questions. Honor Flight receives 20% of all receipts put in the Black Box.
June 13, 5:00 till 9:00 PM
The town of Kentland, Indiana is holding a Retail Merchants Cookout on Friday, May 17th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Stop by for lunch and help support their efforts to send 14 area veterans on the Greater Lafayette Honor Flight’s June 24th Mission to Washington, DC!
Saturday, May 18th at the Kentland Community Center, the town will be hosting a day of fundraisers with several events planned. The day begins at 8:00am with the softball tournament. The vendor booths open at 10:00am and the Memorial Program will be at 12:00pm. Sign up for the corn hole tournament begins at 12:30pm and the tournament will start at 1:00pm. The day will conclude with an auction that begins at 2:00pm. What an awesome way to spend the day. See you there!
Faith Killian-Fassnacht invites you to join her this Sunday, May 19th at the Igloo Frozen Custard on Troxel Drive and Veterans Memorial Parkway from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Faith has partnered with the Greater Lafayette Honor Flight. Her goal is to present each WWII and Korean War Veterans on the 2013 Honor Flight Missions with a Bear Hug. She needs your help. Please stop by the Igloo Frozen Custard and donate a bear for this project and have a treat while you are there. A few of the Greater Lafayette Honor Flight Board of Directors will be on hand to answer any questions also and to support Faith!
The Greater Lafayette Honor Flight is a hub of the national Honor Flight Network, a volunteer organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to give them the opportunity to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the most senior veterans – World War II survivors – along with any terminally ill veteran. Veterans from other conflicts, such as the Korean and Vietnam Wars, are included in our program and will be given priority in the near future.
The Time to Act is NOW…
The youngest WWII vets are now in their 80s. Between 900-1200 WWII vets die each day, and on many honor flights one or two seats sit empty because a veteran has passed away just days before the flight. Time is of the essence to make sure that WWII vets and other terminally ill vets get to see the memorials erected in their honor. Please take some time to explore our web site and learn how you can help us say thank you to these heroes by giving them an honor flight.
If you are interested in making an online donation please click the donate button below. We are happy to accept donations for any amount.