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NCIS TV Show to Cast Primetime Spotlight on Honor Flight

NCIS TV Show to Cast Primetime Spotlight on Honor Flight

Anyone who’s ever flown, or knows anyone who’s flown, with Honor Flight Rio Grande Valley has undoubtedly experienced the life-altering sense of pride and gratitude we all share for the service of our senior war heroes. Tonight, Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. Central Time, viewers of CBS-TV’s top-rated prime-time drama, NCIS, will get a glimpse into our world, and the remarkable men and women we are honored to serve.

NCIS writer Gina Lucita Monreal found her inspiration for the episode in her grandfather-in-law’s Honor Flight experience, and the renewed sense of pride and purpose with which he returned home after his day of honor in Washington, D.C. While the episode’s story-line is fictional, the deep and meaningful connections established among traveling veterans, and the passion of Honor Flight’s volunteers, shine through true and clear.

This unprecedented nationwide exposure provides each of us with an invaluable opportunity to move closer to our shared goal of personally thanking every Rio Grande Valley-area WWII, Korean and Vietnam war veteran with his or her long-overdue day of honor. We can use it as a catalyst for reaching local veterans who’ve yet to fly with Honor Flight Rio Grande Valley, encouraging the crucial financial and volunteer support needed to further our mission, and forging new relationships that will enable us to honor veterans now and long into the future.

We urge you to tune in to this special episode of NCIS on March 28, and encourage your friends, family, business associates and community connections to do the same.

The episode’s storyline is fictional, but the depiction of the bonds created between travelling war heroes, and the passionate commitment of Honor Flight staff and volunteers, is very real.

NCIS writer Gina Lucita Monreal found her inspiration for the episode in her grandfather-in-law’s Honor Flight experience, and the renewed sense of pride and purpose with which he returned home after his day of honor in Washington, D.C.

Those interested in supporting Honor Flight Rio Grande Valley can visit honorflightrgv.org to

  • Donate – No veteran or veteran’s family pays a penny toward the hero’s one-of-a-kind journey to Washington, D.C. Our cost per flight now exceeds $30,000. Simply stated, there is no way we would be as impactful as we strive to be without the generous support of our donors. Approximately .90 cents of every dollar donated to Honor Flight Rio Grande Valley goes directly toward the veterans’ day of honor.    
  • Volunteer – With a modest staff size, Honor Flight Rio Grande Valley relies heavily on the contributions of our volunteers. It takes more than 1,000 volunteer hours to coordinate a single honor flight. We take pride when we hear people say they have never seen an organization with

the type of dedicated volunteers we have.

  • Refer a Veteran – If you know a WWII, Korean or Vietnam war veteran who has not yet received his or her well-earned day of honor, please direct him or her to our website to complete a veteran application.
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Hubert Anderson
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