Sport Clips Haircuts will serve as the primary sponsor of Operation September Freedom (OSF) an effort of Dream Flights, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring military veterans and seniors with flights in restored Boeing Stearman biplanes.
Operation September Freedom is attempting to locate and honor as many World War II veterans as possible with Dream Flights during a national tour beginning August 1 – September 30, 2021. The flights are piloted by professional, volunteer pilots and are free to participants.
“As a veteran-founded company, we’re deeply committed to the work of honoring those who’ve served,” says Edward Logan, president and CEO of Sport Clips. “Members of this ‘greatest generation’ of service members are due our respect and gratitude, and giving them this flight of a lifetime is just one of the ways we’re thanking them while there’s still time to do so.”
Of the 16 million Americans who served in WWII, only an estimated 100,000 are still living, with the youngest being in their mid-90s. Since the launch of Dream Flights in 2011, the organization has provided free flights for more than 4,200 veterans and seniors living in long-term care communities. Volunteering at nearly every Dream Flight event are Sport Clips volunteers.
“Sport Clips is a longtime supporter of Dream Flights and we’re incredibly grateful for their support of this historic, once-in-a-lifetime mission,” says Darryl Fisher, Dream Flights’ founder and president.
WWII veterans can request a Dream Flight and family members and friends can nominate someone for a flight. To join Sport Clips in helping honor WWII veterans through Operation September Freedom, visit https://dreamflights.org/osf-method/