Maine Township clerk’s office supports Honor Flight Chicago
Pictured left-right: Highway Commissioner and veteran Robert Provenzano, Trustee Peter Gialamas, Trustee Susan Moylan Krey, Clerk Gary K. Warner, Trustee Laura J. Morask, Honor Flight Chicago Representative Mary Jane Cole, Trustee Walter Kazmierczak, Supervisor Carol Teschky and Collector Mary Rohde. | Contributed photo
Updated: August 27, 2012 6:07AM
MAINE TOWNSHIP — Maine Township Clerk Gary K. Warner donated $1,000 in June 2011 and again June 26, 2012, to the Honor Flight Chicago program, according to a news release.
For the past eight years the clerk’s office has been processing passport applications from which the township generates about $15,000 worth of annual revenue, the release stated. Warner is donating a portion of the yearly revenue to Honor Flight as a way to support local World War II veterans.
The donation funded the trip to Washington, D.C., for two veterans. Groups of veterans take part in Honor Flight Chicago several times each year. Veterans fly out of Midway Airport in the early-morning and return after a day in the nation’s capital.
The Honor Flight Chicago program is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008. The purpose of the program is to acknowledge veterans, and set aside a special day dedicated to honoring, remembering and celebrating their service. The veterans’ day with Honor Flight consists of a flight to Washington, D.C., visitations of the World War II, Korean, Vietnam and Iwo Jima memorials, a tour of Washington, and a flight back where veterans are greeted by hundreds of citizens.
Warner himself is an Army veteran having served from 1952-54, the release stated.
This year the Maine Township Board along with Warner is supporting the program.
For information on Honor Flight Chicago go to www.honorflightchicago.org.