ANNA — The Anna Middle School FCCLA chapter (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) distributed neck pillows to area veterans who were flying to Washington DC.
Honor Flight Dayton conducts four flights a year in conjunction with American Airlines to allow veterans to visit their war memorials in the nations capital. Pictured above are a few of the members distributing the neck pillows to the vets as they go through security.
The neck pillows were made by the FCCLA chapter members, Anna’s FCS classes and a local sewing/quilting group. Over 116 pillows were made to hand out to the veterans to make their flight comfortable.
Through donations from corporate sponsors, Honor Flight Dayton sends veterans for free on a one day trip to the capital and the veterans are bused throughout the city with police escorts. On this flight there were 92 Vietnam Veterans, 16 Korean veterans and 8 World War II veterans. For more information on the flights go to www.honorflightdayton.org.
The Anna Middle School Chapter of FCCLA assist in various community service projects throughout the year. Hearing so much in the news about the veterans made them want to do something for them. The members had an opportunity to visit with the veterans and learn more about their sacrifices and experiences while they were in the service. For more information about the FCCLA, contact Mrs Wuebker at firstname.lastname@example.org