HOTH – Welcome Home Honor Flight – Bridgeport/Clarksburg, WV – 07 May 16


The Patriot Guard has been requested to stand a flag line for the Honor Flight 07 May 16.

Honor Flight – Huntington will host a Veterans Honor Flight on May 7, 2016 at the Bridgeport/Clarksburg Airport. There will be 88 veterans plus Guardians traveling to Washington, DC to visit their war memorials. All but 13 on this most honorable mission are Vietnam Vets. Our support of the mission will consist of establishing a flag line at the Airport Terminal for the flights return and to assist the mission management team as needed. Bring your 3X5 flags (and tissues) and join us for this happy and most honorable mission.

Date: May 7, 2016 (SATURDAY)

Staging: EXXON station, I-79 & Jerry Dove Drive (East side of the Interstate)

Time: 1830/6:30 p.m.

KSU: 1900/7 p.m. Flag line will be established upon arrive at the Airport.

Co-RCIC; Buddy Myers (myersbuddy@hotmail.com) and Boonie Jarvis (dolittle202@gmail.com)


  1. Now I’m torn – do I go all the way down to Huntington with the steel or take the relay to Big Otter then come back for this. You can’t give a slow brained person too many choices!

    • I’m not really sure what you mean, Gene. This takes place on the 7th but the WTC escort isn’t until the 12th.

  2. What I mean is I got my flipping dates mixed up. I’m good, not infallible! 🙂

  3. 33 Bikes, 6 cages and 46 Patriots came together to render honor and respect for 88 of our nations hero’s. The 2016 Honor Flight,, sponsored by Honor Flight Huntington and American Airways, was held at the North Central WV Airport (Bridgeport, WV).

    A small team assisted the flight early in the morning (5 a.m) with wheelchair assistance, parking, breakfast and warm greetings. At approx. 7:15 the American flight departed for Reagan International Airport in Washington. D.C.where our hero’s were met by many flag waving supporters and a band.

    After touring their war monuments, our hero’s returned to a grateful audience which included, a JROTC (Navy) Honor Guard, 3 Boy/Cub Scout Troops, County Honor Guard, civic groups, East Fairmont H.S.Marching Band and a host of family & friends.

    Our flag line was in place until the last veteran had exited the aircraft. Although we had counted on inclement weather, it held off until well after the events end.

    Of the several Honor Flights I have been involved in, this event went the smoothest ever. Many are to be thanked for their help and support in making this a great event. The hard work of the Honor Flight crew is amazing, personal thank you’s to Buddy Myers, Dwayne Powell, John Brown, the PGR, 886 Foundation, Combat Military Vets Assoc., American Legion Riders and the Airport support crew. for all of their dedicated support.

    “Happy” missions are far and few between and it was with great pride that we were able to assist with this mission. Again, thanks to all who stood for our hero’s. -Boonie

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