Mr. Wappelhorst, grandfather of Second Class student Elizabeth Sunderlage, will attend an Honor Flight for veterans to Washington, D.C. on Sept. 7. To show our school’s appreciation, Second and Eighth Class students wrote thank you cards for the veterans attending the Honor Flight.
Mr. Wappelhorst served in the Air Force in the Korean War. The Honor Flight he will be attending is put on by the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight organization, whose mission is to safely transport America’s most senior military veterans to Washington, D.C., to experience the memorials built in their honor. Once they arrive in D.C., they will receive a tour of the major memorials and Arlington Cemetery. The veterans attending will also receive a surprise homecoming upon their return to the airport including friends, family, Honor Guard, USO, Boy and Girls Scouts and active duty solders.