donated $1000 to Honor Flight Chicago, an organization which takes WWII veterans
to Washington DC for a one-day tour of the World War II memorial and other
Funds come from the fees collected by the Clerk's office for
processing passport applications.
Since it was formed in 2008, Honor Flight
Chicago has taken 75 vets from Maine Township including seven this year. Two
more are scheduled to depart this Fall.
Nationally, over 100,000 vets have taken
flights at no charge. No government funds are used only donations.
Here at the check
presentation on Aug. 27 are, l to r in the front row, Trustee Walter
Kazmierczak, Supervisor Carol Teschky, Honor Flight Coordinator Mary Jane Cole,
Clerk Gary K. Warner, and Michael Cole. In the back row, l to r, are Trustees
Peter Gialamas, Susan Moylan Krey and Laura Morask, and Highway Commissioner
Mary Jane Cole notes
that there are still 100,000 WWII vets in the Chicagoland area who are eligible
for the program. She added that students from Roosevelt and Franklin Schools in
Park Ridge help write letters to vets taking the flights.
For information, visit www.honorflightchicago.org
or call 773-227-8387