St. Louis Honor Flight Program

St. Louis Honor Flight Program

A Tribute to the Greatest Generation

First Bank has partnered  with the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight (GSLHF) and the St. Louis Blues for  “First Bank’s Tribute to the Greatest Generation.”  GSLHF honors St. Louis area veterans’ service to our country by providing an all-inclusive trip to Washington, DC to visit the memorials built in their honor. 

Through April 2018, we will pay tribute to a different veteran each month.  The veteran will be introduced to the fans in attendance at the Blues game and an emotional tribute video will be broadcast on the Jumbotron. 

Our goal is to not only honor these veterans but to raise awareness of the Honor Flight program. 

First Bank will also make a donation to GSLHF each time the Blues score first and every time the team wins for the 2017-2018 season.


Anthony Saputo


First Bank is pleased to salute World War II Veteran Anthony Saputo (Yeoman Second Class, US Navy) in First Bank’s Tribute to the Greatest Generation. Mr. Saputo was a part of what he called the “Feather Merchants”. He was attached to the Seabees and was assigned to help build and repair parts of France including an orphanage and an air field.

What joy the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight was for him!

Mr. Saputo and his wife have been married since 1947 and had six kids in 10 years. He was a computer specialist for 35 years for the Department of Defense.