Springfield, MO: A Flight to Remember

Honor Flight of the Ozarks is part of a nationwide organization which gives veterans from WWII-Gulf War the opportunity to fly to Washington D.C. for the day and see sites such as the World War II memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery (where the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is seen). It is a full and emotional day of honoring the veterans and their service. The veterans are required to have a guardian by their side at all moments to ensure their safety and well being. Creekside has had several veterans go on this trip. Recently, Steve Burkey (a Navy Vietnam Vet) requested someone from Creekside’s Leadership team go with him as a guardian. Bethany Burrows (Lodge Life Enrichment Coordinator) volunteered. It was an amazing day for both of them. Both were overwhelmed by the care and organization of Honor Flight of the Ozarks and the reception from the public everywhere they went. It was not something they will soon forget. We are so thankful for the veterans living on campus and the sacrifice they made for us and our country.

 Mission – Dignity in Life

Submitted By:

Bethany Burrows, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Creekside at Elfindale, Sprirngfield MO