Via Metropolitan Transit

TX: Via Helps 108-Year-Old Veteran Make Honor Flight

On the morning of July 25, Via Metropolitan Transit provided a special ride for Lucy Coffey, the oldest woman veteran in the United States of America.

Coffey is 108 years old and is a longtime resident of San Antonio. She was a sergeant in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, and she flew out to Washington, D.C. on an honor flight to visit the World War II Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Women’s Memorial. VIA sent a paratransit van to pick her up at her house to help make sure she made her flight.

On hand to assist Coffey was VIAtrans Van Operator Hilario Garcia.