Vietnam Navy Veteran and CJ Bus Driver Bob McCoy toured Washington DC on Tuesday with other American heroes as part of the Honor Flight of the Ozarks. He was accompanied by "Guardian" Diane Southard, CJ Instructional Coach.
Also attending was Army Veteran Ronald Spencer accompanied by "Guardian" Travis Spencer, his son and CJ Board of Education Member. Approximately 80 veterans, their guardians, medical personnel, and representatives from Honor Flight made the trip on August 27 from Springfield.
Upon returning to Springfield airport, they were greeted with a large group of cheering supporters, including local school groups, veterans association members, and friends and family.
Last Spring, CJ staff members donated over $2,000 through their Friday Jeans Day Fundraiser towards a fund to send a local veteran on the Honor Flight of the Ozarks.
Honor Flight is a non-profit, donation-funded program that was established to honor our American heroes. In order to thank them for the sacrifice of their military service, the program funds an expense-paid day-long trip (including flights) from their regional hub to Washington DC. There they are able to tour our Nation's capital accompanied by a Guardian (friend or family member). www.honorflightoftheozarks.org