Arthrex Supports Fifth Honor Flight for 70 Local Veterans
This Memorial Day, Arthrex is proud to honor veterans and the many employees in our company that have served in the military. Arthrex sponsors the Collier County Chapter of Honor Flight, an organization that provides war veterans a free trip to Washington D.C. to visit the National World War II Memorial and other memorials in the nation’s capital.
The local chapter raises funds and connects with veterans, guardians and companies to participate. Many Arthrex employees have welcomed veterans back from their flights and even supported the chapter as guardians on the flights. Arthrex Photography Supervisor Zach Johnson had the opportunity to join the fifth Honor Flight on Saturday, May 2, to document the WWII veterans' journey.
"It's been a tremendous privilege to be a part of the Honor Flight and to get to know the veterans," said Zach. "On the most recent trip there was this great moment right by the Lincoln Memorial where a group of school-aged kids spotted some of our vets. It was really neat to watch them crowding around the veterans and lining up to shake hands with them. It really seemed to mean a lot to the veterans to be recognized and to once again be looked to as heroes."
For more information on Honor Flight, visit http://www.collierhonorflight.org/main/.