Saint Louis’ leading veteran organization, Greater Saint Louis Honor Flight, held its annual Gala at the Missouri Athletic Club. This year’s event hosted more than 40 World War II and Korean War veterans, along with another 450 donors and patrons of their cause. The event was highlighted by keynote speaker Robert O’Neill, author of “The Operator – Firing the shots that killed Osama Bin Laden” and a decorated Navy Seal, taking part in more than 400 missions. The event raised more than $200,000 for the mission of Greater Saint Louis Honor Flight, “to safely transport our most senior veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor.” Greater Saint Louis Honor Flight is a charitable organization that has been in existence since 2009 and is dedicated to making sure that Saint Louis area veterans are able to experience a day of being honored, at no cost to the veteran, by travelling to Washington D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor.