In 2010, the Brookshire Grocery Co. embarked on a mission to escort a group of World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial (completed in 2004), along with several other points of interest. “Brookshire’s World War II Heroes Flight” first took place on May 11 & 12, 2010, with 38 veterans and 19 others, mostly Brookshire’s employees, to assist them. The endeavor was fully funded and coordinated by Brookshire’s, at no cost to the veterans. To date, over 400 veterans have made the trip.
As a part of Brookshire’s World War II Heroes Flight, Chapel Hill Middle School students wrote hundreds of letters to thank veterans for their service. The veterans will leave on, November 8, to visit Washington, DC. CHISD wants to thank our veterans!