Normally on Magical Monday’s we love to share with you what we were up to over the weekend. However, this being Memorial day we really wanted to recognize a Hero. There are so many heroes that we could have written about, but today we wanted to write about fellow friend and event planner Lili Marsh.
Spotted on Facebook, this is Lili with the one and only David Tutera!
Lili has a special place in our leader’s heart she was the first event planner that reached out to her in the early phases of Fairy Godmother. Colleen remembers the lunch like it was yesterday, Colleen says, “it was wonderful, she was kind and warm it was an honor to have lunch with her.” Lili is one of the most well-known event planners in Kern County, Lili has a heart of gold. Since then it has been a joy to watch Lili and all that she does for our veterans. She works tirelessly helping 100’s of vets be able to fly to DC at no cost to them to see THEIR memorial.
Source Honor Flight Kern County
While Lili works tirelessly to fulfill the dreams of her endeavor, she gives all credit to the supporters and their generosity. On May 27th she posted this on her Facebook page… “Four years ago today 21 Kern County WWII vets, ages 84-101, flew on the very first Honor Flight Kern County. In just 4 short years we have flown over 900 veterans to see THIER memorials in Washington DC at NO cost to them. Anyone can have a good idea but this Ongoing feat could never be done without our tireless volunteers, self funded guardians – and YOU , our donors. Thank you . Words can not express my gratitude to you all. YOU are all personally responsible for changing the lives of these veterans- at the end of their lives- I will never forget blubbering uncontrollably when that first flight taxied out on the run way with our 21 Super heroes on Board. I couldn’t believe it went from a cool idea to actually happening! Below are a few favorites from Flight #1.”
Talk about an amazing woman! It is the utmost pleasure to call Lili not only a friend, but a valued mentor! Founding a business is no simple task, think about the business as a baby. As we are sure you have heard, “it takes a village to raise a child,” the same goes for creating your own brand! It takes a village, and then some.
We are forever grateful for the advice and support from our dear friend Lili, Fairy Godmother would not be where it is today without her.
The Fairy Godmother team would like to extend our deepest and most sincere gratitude to those who make it possible for us to do what we love every single day freely. Freedom is not free and we are so fortunate to live and work in a country that is protected by the great men and women of the United States military.
There are not enough “wands full of thanks” to express our gratefulness, but on behalf of the Fairy Godmother team, we thank you!