On May 17-18, 2019 at the North Florida Fairgrounds, the most recent North Florida Stand Down 2019 was held and served three hundred sixty (360) homeless and at-risk veterans; the majority were at-risk veterans. The event was successful due to the collaborative efforts of all parties involved. There were more than sixty (60) agencies/service providers and more than three hundred persons who volunteered and participated/assisted in this venture. The monetary donations totaled $33,610.00 and the in-kind donations including pro bono legal services exceeded $80,000. We are appreciative of all those sponsors, organizations and volunteers that generously gave to help defray the cost of hosting Stand Down for our Veterans. Overall, we were able to provide many needed services to our honored Veterans and heighten the awareness of the challenges that many Veterans continually encounter.
LT COL George Hardy (born June 8, 1925) is a highly decorated member of the famed group of World War II-era African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. Hardy had a 30 year military career and he flew combat missions in three wars. In World War II Hardy flew 21 combat missions. In the Korean War he flew 45 combat mission as the pilot of a bomber. In the Vietnam War Hardy flew flew 70 combat missions piloting an AC-119K gunship
The Commemorative Air Force - Florida Wing will have some of their aircraft on display.
Step one: (Counts as two steps. All levels.)
Go to Wings and Wheels at Flightline in Tallahassee FL on 9/18/21
Meet Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. George Hardy
1) Who were the Tuskegee Airmen?
2) Why is it important to learn about them?
Step two: (All levels can interview a Pilot.) ( *You must ask at least five questions and get at least five answers.)