The Honor Flight Network is a national non-profit organization built to celebrate America’s veterans and their sacrifices by inviting them to see the memorials in Washington, D.C., all expenses paid. This trip allows veterans to share stories and experiences with other veterans and to remember friends and comrades. The Honor Flight Network is currently serving veterans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and veterans who are catastrophically ill or injured from all service eras. Veterans at Covenant Woods have been fortunate to be participants in past Honor Flight Missions.
The Guild of Covenant Woods, an active volunteer group that promotes happiness and comfort to Manor East residents, have been engaging in Honor Flight Missions for many years. Guild members participate by baking cookies and writing notes of appreciation for their service. These gifts are intended to bring back memories of care packages sent to veterans by family and friends. This year, the Guild teamed up with Manor East residents to help package and label cookie donations. On Saturday, April 22, 2023, members of the Guild attended the sendoff of the Old Dominion Honor Flight Mission 3, to support our veterans as they embarked on their bus trip from Hanover to Washington, D.C.
The Guild members are a fundamental part of Covenant Woods as they continue the tradition of the Lady Board of Managers who cared for the residents at the Richmond Home for Ladies, founded in 1883 by local church leaders to provide secure and respectable housing for elderly women.