MADISON, WI — July 13, 2015 —
More than a dozen military veterans will be honored with a trip to their respective war memorials, thanks to the help of Musicnotes customers who purchased patriotic sheet music between Memorial Day and Independence Day this year. The annual six-week Musicnotes Honor Flight donation drive provides $1 from every patriotic download to local chapters of the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s war veterans through tours to Washington D.C. memorials.
Exceeding previous years’ sales and reaching this year’s goal, 2015 proved to be the most rewarding drive yet. A total of $8,200 will be divided equally between the Badger Honor Flight in Madison, Wis. and the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight in Milwaukee. The cost of the trip is about $600 per veteran, and all expenses are paid for those who so honorably served our country.
Stars & Stripes Honor Flight in Milwaukee reached out to us to share the good news. “We are humbled and overwhelmed by this fantastic donation… Thanks to Tim and the entire staff of Musicnotes for helping us fly so many more heroes! You are our heroes, too!”
Musicnotes has held the annual Honor Flight donation drive since 2011, when Musicnotes Chairman Tim Reiland presented the idea after witnessing an Honor Flight homecoming .
Since the drive’s inception, Musicnotes is proud to have donated nearly $35,000 to such a deserving cause. “Our team is very proud to be associated with the Honor Flight program, which is very meaningful and important to our staff and employees” Reiland said.
For more information about and/or to contribute to your local honor flight program, visit http://www.honorflight.org.