In August Vital Life Foundation in partnership with Dream Flights, a VLF charitable partner, and a local vintage plane collector, rides of a lifetime for senior veterans as a part of VLF’s ‘Spirit of ‘45’ celebration were given. Over 50 seniors took flight in either a Boeing Stearman bi-plane or a fully restored vintage Douglas DC-3. The joyful day kicked off with a ceremony that honored the multiple generations of service members in the audience, guest speakers gave history about the planes that the seniors would have a chance to fly on that day, and the crowd that gathered honored the service of those who served in the military.
‘Spirit of 45’ is a national holiday that commemorates and honors the end of WWII and the people who served as well as the lives that were lost in the battles to defend freedom. Vital Life was proud to bring this event back in a big way this year after a scaled down event was offered last year due to COVID precautions. This year VLF invited seniors, senior care staff, family members and friends to gather, honor, and cheer on the brave seniors flying in the planes. Over 200 people joined for the ceremony, ‘All-American’ lunch, and the opportunity to connect with seniors and friends. To learn more about this beloved annual event, Click Here.