Letter-Writing Campaign for Area Veteran a Success

Asa Simmons Received Most Letters on National Honor Flight

On April 24, Asa Simmons, a WWII veteran who joined the Marine Corps when he was 17, participated in the National Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Asa Simmons on National Honor Flight

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. The group transports veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at the memorials.

On their return flight, veterans are surprised with letters from family, friends, and even strangers thanking them for their service.

A letter-writing campaign for Simmons, spearheaded by The Thomas Baer Veterans Memorial Fund (TBVMF) and promoted by Explore, was launched in March, with the intent of helping gather as many letters as possible for Simmons. (Read the original story here.)

The campaign was a great success, with Simmons receiving 165 letters- the most of any veteran on the flight.

Explore Marshfield wishes to thank everyone who wrote Simmons. For those looking to help a veteran in the future, there is always an opportunity to write a letter.

“There are many veterans who don’t get any letters at all and if you write one, they will
distribute it to whoever needs a boost,” said Candace Delis from the TBVMF. “The next flight is May 22nd, then September 11th, and then October 9th. Encourage your kids, your friends, and your family – that simple act will make someone’s day.”

Address letters  to:
Veteran’s Name (or “Honored Veteran”)
C/O Never Forgotten Honor Flight
903 S. 17th Ave
Suite C
Wausau, WI 54401