“Over 600 World War II veterans die every single day. The least that we can do to thank these fine Americans for their service and courage for our country is to allow them the opportunity to see their memorial with this trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C. With the Honor Flight Tri-State organization, not only are all of the trip attendees our precious veterans, but they are residents of our immediate Tri-State area and the men and women of our communities,” said Kyle Smithson, one of the owners of Smyth Automotive and a USMC veteran of the Vietnam War.
The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all of their sacrifices. This program allows these heroic veterans to visit and reflect at their memorials at no cost to them. Priority is given to those senior veterans or those who may be terminally ill. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. The cost to send each veteran to Washington, D.C., is approximately $440.
For more information about the regional Honor Flight program and how you can donate, visitwww.honorflighttristate.org.
Smyth Automotive is a privately held automotive aftermarket parts company, owned and operated by the Smyth family since it was founded by George Smyth 50 years ago. Since then, Smyth Automotive has grown and expanded into 20 parts stores with eight paint centers throughout the greater Cincinnati Tri-State area, Dayton, and Columbus.
This family owned operation has more than 400 employees, 250-plus vehicles, and more than 100,000 square feet of warehouse inventory. Smyth also carries a complete line of tools and equipment for the “do it yourselfer” and professional installer. Smyth Automotive is a proud member of Parts Plus.