Maine Township Supports Honor Flight Chicago
July 3, 2012 — Maine Township has donated $1,000 to the Honor Flight Chicago program as a way to support local World War II vets. According to Maine Township Clerk Gary K. Warner, the donation comes from $15,000 in revenue that is generated each year by the Clerk's office from processing passport applications.
The Honor Flight program, a non-profit organization, was founded in 2008 to set aside a special day dedicated to honor, remember and celebrate the service of World War II vets. Veterans fly out of Midway Airport in early morning and return in the same evening after spending the day touring the nation's capital and visiting the WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Iwo Jima memorials. For information on Honor Flight Chicago please visit www.honorflightchicago.org. The Maine Township donation funded visits for two veterans.
In the photo above, Maine Township Clerk Gary K. Warner, himself a veteran, presents Mary Jane Cole, who represented Honor Flight Chicago, with a check for $1000 from Maine Township. Also pictured from left are Highway Commissioner Robert Provenzano, who is also a veteran; Trustees Peter Gialamas, Susan Moylan Krey, Laura J. Morask, and Walter Kazmierczak; Supervisor Carol Teschky and Collector Mary Rohde.