Visual: PPCHS SGA - Students with buckets collect donations to fund
Honor Flight Trips for WWII VeteransDate: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pembroke Pines Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way
Andrew Curry, Pembroke Pines Charter High School
Student Government Association Adviser/AICE International History,
AICE U.S. History and Leadership Development Teacher
“Fourth Annual Dollar Dash”
December 7, 2017 (Pearl Harbor Day) at 1:00 p.m.
Collecting Dollars for
Honor Flight South Florida WWII Veterans Trip
Pembroke Pines Charter High School Students Will Dash Into The Pembroke Pines Charles F. Dodge City Center
Pembroke Pines, FL… December 5, 2017….At 1:00 p.m. on December 7, 2017 (Pearl Harbor Day), members of the Pembroke Pines Charter High School Student Government Association will participate in the Fourth Annual Dollar Dash to fund Honor Flight trips for United States Military Veterans. Students carrying donation buckets, will dash into each department at the Pembroke Pines Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way, asking employees to make a donation to fund the Honor Flight Program for Americas WW II Veterans.
Donations collected by the PPCHS SGA Dollar Dash will cover expenses for Veterans to make a day-trip to visit the Military Memorials in Washington D.C. Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transport America’s Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit/tour the United States Veterans Military Memorials created to honor their service and sacrifice.
“The Dollar Dash helps fund a day trip to Washington, D.C. for our Veterans to tour our Veteran Memorials which recognize and honor their service and sacrifice and those who never returned home,” said Andrew Curry, Pembroke Pines Charter High School’s Student Government Association Adviser/AICE International History, AICE U.S. History, and Leadership Development Teacher. The PPCHS SGA Third Annual Dollar Dash held in January raised $2,797, up from $700 in 2016.
Honor Flight South Florida began in 2012. Since that time over 600 local WWII Veterans have taken, an Honor Flight and hundreds of World War II Veterans have visited local schools as guest speakers. WWII Veterans bring a unique life experience to the classroom, the students learn from those who have lived World History.
To donate to Honor Flight please make checks payable to “Pembroke Pines Charter High School” Note: Honor Flight, and mail c/o Andrew Curry Pembroke Pines Charter High School, 17189 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331. For additional information, please contact Andrew Curry, ACurry@pinescharter.net or call 954-538-3700.
From the Honor Flight Website:
Our Mission: To transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Of all of the wars in recent memory, World War II, which truly threatened our very existence as a nation— and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out. The Honor Flight Network reports that it has flown over 159,000 veterans to the Washington, D.C. memorials since 2005.
Valerie L. Moran, Publicist Pembroke Pines Media
C: 954.392.9494 / E: VLMoran@ppines.com