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Write Letters or Draw Pictures for Veterans


Write Letters or Draw Pictures for Veterans
Agency:  Eastern Iowa Honor Flight
Project Name: Write Letters or Draw Pictures for Veterans
Primary Contact: Tricia Weber, Volunteer Coordinator, (855) 344-3435, (email)
Primary Address: PO Box 10704
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410
Description:

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight departs from The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids and takes nearly 100 Veterans to Washington, DC to see several memorials built in their honor. 

This is a trip of a lifetime for many. It is a very emotional day for these energetic men and women who sacrificed so much for the freedom and liberty of our country. Our goal is to make this a very memorable and personal experience for each of them. 

We can do this with the help of the community. We are asking you to express your thoughts and appreciation to a Veteran in our "Letters to Veterans Project." 

Our Veteran letter writing project is an opportunity to thank the Veterans for their. Unknown to the Veterans, these letters will become a permanent keepsake for them. 

During the flight home, each Veteran will be given a large envelope filled with letters some written especially for them by family, others written by school children and members of the community. Many tears have been witnessed on the plane ride home when the Veterans receive their letters.

Guidelines for the letters are set out below:

  • Put your name on the letter
    • If you are a student - use your first name and last initial, your classroom teacher and/or classroom code (i.e., 3rd Grade, Mrs. Johnson or 3J) plus your school name, city and state somewhere on your letter. 
    • If you are a community member you are welcome to put first and last name.
  • Possible content to include
    • School children may color or draw pictures of flags, stars, soldiers, or write words like freedom, honor, thanks, hero, and so on. Use patriotic colors in your drawings. You may add stickers to your papers if you would like. 
    • If you are writing a letter just thanking them for their service and letting them know what that means to you.
    • Please do not include weaponry or write about combat as some veterans may be sensitive to this.
  • Please put the name of the Veteran on the back of the envelope. Please put "Appreciated Veteran" on the back of the envelope.


Mail the letters to: 

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight

Attn: Letters for Veterans

P.O. Box 502 

Hiawatha, Iowa 52233. 


Please contact us if you have any questions concerning the letter project. 

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Eastern Iowa Honor Flight
Last updated on October 23, 2013

We are a non-profit organization that relies fully on private, public and corporate donations in order to make these trips happen for our WWII and Korean War Veterans.

Description:
Eastern Iowa Honor Flight is a non-profit organization dedicated to sending local Veterans to Washington D. C. to visit various historical sites and war memorials. (Learn more about the National Network at www.honorflight.org)

These memorials include the WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, USMC Memorial, USAF Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. The WWII Veterans are also taken on a city tour where they are able to see the Smithsonian, Capitol, White House and various other historical buildings.

We proudly serve the Veterans of Linn, Jones, Benton, So. Tama, Iowa, Johnson and Washington Counties. We are also proud to now welcome Marshall, Jasper and Poweshiek Counties!!

Veterans from surrounding areas are welcomed if they are able to fly out of The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.

Since Eastern Iowa Honor Flight began in 2009, we have transported more than 800 Iowa WWII Veterans from Cedar Rapids to Washington, D.C.

Contact person: Tricia Weber, (phone), (email)

Address:
 PO Box 10704
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410

Web Site: http://EIHonorFlight.org
Last updated on October 23, 2013

 

 


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