Honor Air sends 60 WWII Veterans to Washington DC

Sep 24, 2012

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Gene Beckham is a native of Perry, Georgia.  He is the owner of Business Furniture Services, Inc. in Marietta.  Long active in his community, Gene is a past president of the Roswell Rotary Club.  As he was passing the torch to the next president in 2008, he was looking for a signature project for the incoming president.  At this time, Gene became aware of the Honor Flight Network.  Drawn to honoring our veterans and their sacrifices for our freedom, Gene immediately knew this was something in which he wanted to be involved.

The Honor Flight Network provides WWII veterans an opportunity to make an all expenses paid trip to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial.  Since the first trip in 2008, the Roswell Rotary Club has created Honor Air to continue to provide opportunities for WWII veterans to take this trip, and be honored for their service to our country.  Four trips have been completed, with a fifth scheduled for October 10, 2012.  This year's trip has been made possible by Coldwell Banker and their local Atlanta-based agents for up to 60 veterans. Listen as Gene tells how this "one time project" has become an ongoing initiative for the Roswell Rotary Club!

For more information about this terrific trip to honor our WWII veterans or to make a donation, click here, send an email to, or call (678) 318-3647.  Contact Gene directly at (770) 971-5424, email him at, or visit his website at

We want to thank Griswold Home Care for sponsoring today’s show.  Griswold Home Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Atlanta for 20 years.