To the Editor:
The King City Lions Club's project to support the Honor Flight program to pay for our WWII veterans to visit their memorial in Washington, D.C., is off to a great start. Thus far, the King City Lions are collecting over 600 cans and plastic bottles per week.
We wish to thank those who have donated your cans and plastic bottles and want to let you know we will continue this program until at least September 30, possibly longer.
We especially want thank those who have supported this program with your cash donations.
Cash donations are accepted with your check made payable to the King City Lions/Honor Flight and mailed to 15685 S.W. 116th Ave, PMB 294, King City, OR 97224.
As of Dec. 31, 2013, the Honor Flight program has provided over 118,000 veterans nationwide with a free trip to see their memorial and other sites around the nation's Capital.
More than 600 Oregon WWII veterans, some of whom have been from right here in King City, have made the trip; however, there is a waiting list of 250 veterans. Most are approaching age 90, and time is not on their side. Nationally, we are losing over 600 WWII veterans every day.
You can drop off your cans and plastic bottles at the following locations: King City Grocery Outlet; King City Clubhouse; Lions' paper collection box, 11820 S.W. King James Place; Pacific Pointe Retirement Inn; and the Summerfield Clubhouse golf lounge on the lower level.