Korean War Veteran Jerry Mills will travel on Iowa Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Mills is a resident of The Village at Legacy Pointe Retirement Community of Waukee Public invited to Send-Off Party at The Village at Legacy Pointe at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 26th, 2014.
Jerry Mills, a Korean War Veteran and resident at The Village at Legacy Pointe Retirement Community of Waukee, will travel on the Iowa Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on September 30th.
Mills will be accompanied by almost 400 Korean War and World War II veterans traveling as part of the latest Honor Flight out of Des Moines.
While in Washington D.C., the group will visit the Korean War and World War II monuments. They will depart Des Moines International Airport at 3 a.m. on September 30, 2014 and return late that night.
Mills was born in Norwalk, Iowa, and graduated from Farrar (Iowa) High School. He served in Korea in the United States Army, 1951-1954.
He moved to The Village at Legacy Pointe in 2014.
“I am gratified to see so many Iowans taking an interest in the Korean War,” said Mills. “It’s wonderful that those who served can go on an Honor Flight trip to visit ‘our memorial’ in Washington.” “I feel like this Honor Flight trip will complete my mission; but don’t expect me to fit into my Army uniform anymore,” Mills joked.
“We are incredibly excited that Mr. Mills is receiving this recognition,” said Tammy Olson, Executive Director at The Village at Legacy Pointe. “It’s important for those who served to know that their contribution is valued and honored.”
The public is invited to The Village at Legacy Pointe for a Send-Off Party for Mills at 2 pm. on Friday, September 26th.
The Village at Legacy Pointe Retirement Community of Waukee
Amy Barth, Executive Director
The Village at Legacy Pointe
Hanser & Associates (for Watermark Retirement Communities)
Office 515-224-1086 / Direct 515-421-4136
About The Village at Legacy Pointe Retirement Community of Waukee
Located at 1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, The Village at Legacy Pointe retirement community of Waukee serves up to 186 residents, with levels of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Rehabilitation/Skilled Nursing. Watermark Retirement Communities Inc., one of America’s leading operators of senior living communities, owns and manages The Village at Legacy Pointe. Amy Barth is the Executive Director of the community. For more information, visit www.watermarkcommunities.com/VillageLegacyPointe or call 515-987-4100.
About Watermark Retirement Communities Inc.
Watermark Retirement Communities Inc. is the nation’s 16th largest senior housing operator. Watermark’s commitment to creating extraordinary communities where people thrive dates back 30 years to when it opened its first retirement community in 1987. Watermark manages