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posted Jun 13, 2013 - 3:11:17pm
The Rotary Club of Daytona Beach named Bob Lloyd as the 2013 Rotarian of the Year— President Susan Perry described Bob “as a man with an incredible heart who has a true passion for the men and women in service to our country.” Bob was recognized for his amazing efforts with Volusia Honor Air.
Morgan Gilreath, Volusia County Property Appraiser and one of the founding members of Volusia Honor Air said Bob Lloyd came onto the Volusia Honor Air Committee via Tom Staed and he landed like a Navy pilot flying in on an aircraft carrier. Bob didn't need a full runway! He landed on the first few feet, got out of the plane and prepared for the next flight... where he took off at full speed and was supersonic before you can blink an eye.
Morgan Gilreath wrote that “Bob came on board supporting our WWII Vets in an incredible way and was invaluable both with fund raising and in our weekly meetings where we ironed out each flight so thoroughly that we never had a "hitch" anywhere along the line. Bob is always "up," always on message, always supportive and if he says he's going to do something, you can forget about it because "it's done."
Working with him and getting to know him has been an inspirational experience Morgan said. "Bob, congratulations, my friend, they couldn't have found a better or more dedicated Rotarian anywhere in the world.
According to the West Volusia Beacon, “The mission of Volusia Honor Air was to honor surviving members of the Greatest Generation — the men and women who served their country during World War II. Between May 2008 and September 2012, that mission was accomplished. Volusia Honor Air escorted 1,003 World War II veterans on free trips to the nation's capital, giving them first-class service and a chance to see the National World War II Memorial built in their honor.
It was the first time many of the veterans, now in their late 80s or their 90s, received significant thanks and appreciation for their wartime service.”
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