Earlier this month, Midwest CareCenter volunteer Mary Spiewak served as a Lake County Honor Flight guardian for Navy veteran John Perry.
On October 4, Midwest CareCenter and Lake County Honor Flight partnered on their third collaborative mission, sending 19 World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans on a two-day trip to Washington D.C. to view the monuments built to honor their sacrifice and service to our country. The group visited the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial Wall, and Arlington National Cemetery.
Midwest CareCenter Volunteer Mary Spiewak served as a Lake County Honor Flight guardian for Navy veteran John Perry, who served in the Korean War. Honor Flight guardians accompany veterans on their trip to Washington D.C. and are responsible for ensuring the comfort, enjoyment and safety of the veterans in their charge. "It was such an honor for me, and an amazing trip for our vets," Mary says.
Staff, volunteers, and friends of Midwest CareCenter also composed and collected over 200 letters of gratitude for the veterans, which were distributed to them on their Honor Flight trip during a simulated military mail call. Midwest CareCenter staff and volunteers also were there to see the veterans off on their flight and welcome them home when they returned from Washington D.C.