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Army Veteran, Paul Gargis,

accompanied by Army Veteran, Jerry Hernandez, participated in the South Willamette Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.


April 27 - May 1st, 2023


John Gale, Bill Morgan, Don Jordan, Phil Olson, Len Larson, Ed Berentsen, Dan Palos, Gary Covert, Dick Toole and Michal Anne Fletcher were among the many Veterans that were honored. Also on the flight was West District Advisor, David Olheiser, PER of Springfield Lodge #2145. The Honor Flight Network’s mission is to celebrate America’s veterans by inviting them to share in a day of honor at our nation’s memorials. The Network’s vision: A

 nation where all of America’s veterans experience the honor, gratitude, and community of support  they deserve.

For more information, send an email to:

September 30, 2022

Carl Middleton of Florence Elks Lodge #1858 had the honor of participating in the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. We are so proud of him! Carl's daughter Denise Champagne, Florence Elks Lodge's secretary accompanied him and other fortunate Veterans on this wonderful excursion.
For information on the Honor Flight, click on the link at the bottom of this page.

July 19, 2022  

Hosted by FLORENCE ELKS LODGE #1858, the luncheon was quite a success. With a generous donation of $1200.00 from the Ladies of Elks, the event raised over $2300.00, with all of the proceeds & donations going to the Honor Flight Network.
Donatons are encouraged - Contact Jerry Hernandez.)
Pictured above: Ed Bock (kneeling),
Mike Pungercar, Jim Swant, Linda Sylvester, Shirley Hornback, Joyce Middleton, Dan Buckwalls and Jerry Hernandez (left to right).
ODGE #1858

Band of Brothers hosted Ed Bock, Executive Director of the South Willamette Valley Honor Flight, honoring our veterans for their service & sacrifice. They offer Honor Flights to eligible veterans living in Lane, Lincoln, Linn & Benton Counties. To date, the Honor Flight has made 18 Honor Flights with 814 veterans. They have sent 49 veterans to Washington DC to experience their memorials in 2022, including Florence Elks own
Sylvestor, Gary Vawter, Chuck Pennington & his wife Terri.
Pictured above are some of the many veterans that have been on the Honor Flight. Veterans who served ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, between the beginning of World War II and the end of the Vietnam War (12/7/41 to 5/7/75) are encouraged to sign up for the flight.
For more information, contact Florence Elks Jerry Hernandez or South Willamette Valley Honor Flight Executive Director Ed Bock @541-979-3485. 

Click on this link to learn more about Honor Flight Network  & to MAKE A DONATION!

Your donation will help transport veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit THEIR memorials. Trips are simply not possible without public support and the Honor Flight Network.

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