The American Legion Post 175
We Give Back to Those Who Gave
Dream Flights is dedicated to honoring military veterans and seniors with the adventure of a lifetime: a flight in a Boeing Stearman biplane. As we make these heroes wishes come true, our Dream Flights inspire them to share their stories. We collect, preserve and share those stories of how they survived through times of great strife to remind us of our shared humanity, our connection to each other and the value of listening. Our Dream Flights close the generation gap and open us up to a clearer understanding of ourselves and our world.
We’re now taking this to new heights with Operation September Freedom. Join our national effort to locate and honor as many World War II veterans as possible with free Dream Flights in 2021.
Who Are We
The Dream Flights is a non-profit organization established and dedicated to honoring seniors and military veterans.
Through donors, community support and volunteers, the foundation provides Dream Flights in a Boeing Stearman biplane, the same aircraft used to train many military aviators in the late thirties and early forties.
The foundation was created in 2011 by Darryl & Carol Fisher and the Fisher family out of their love for seniors and the aviation world.
Generations of friends, members of the community and family come together to celebrate the achievements and sacrifices made by our seniors.
Team members working in the senior housing industry are vital to achieving the foundation’s mission. Without them we would not be able to fulfill the mission.
The joy and happiness the foundation brings to the heart is beyond explanation. We have come to learn that anything can happen once a senior takes a dream flight. It is truly something that you must see and experience to understand.
Dream Flights National Website: https://dreamflights.org/
The American Legion Post 175 Support
On Thursday, the 26th of August 2021, Post 175 Commander George Navas (Guest Speaker) was joined by Tom Rummel, Captain of the Post Honor Guard; Colin Williamson, Lieutenant of the Post Honor Guard and immediate past First Vice Commander; Jim Legg, District 13 Second Vice Commander and immediate past Post Commander, and Elizabeth Navas, The American Legion (Unit 175) Chaplain, in honoring World War Two veterans at the Hanover County Airport.
Group picture of WW2 veterans, their families, and Post 175 members honoring their service
Stearman Biplane built in 1941
World War Two veterans before their flights
JIm Legg (Left) and George Navas (Right)
First World War Two veteran takes off on his flight
Jim Legg (Left), Colin Williamson (Center), George Navas (Right) of Post 175 with Ms. Karla Bray of Discovery Village.
Not Pictured: Tom Rummel
Jim Legg (Left) and Elizabeth Navas (Right) on NBC-12 Newscast