Honor Flight Returns To Washington D.C.

Apr 13, 2014

World War II Memorial
Credit commons. wikimedia.org

The next flight of veterans being taken to Washington, D.C. to see the monuments to their military service leaves Monday morning from Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee.

The Never Forgotten Honor Flights program flies veterans and caregivers to Washington, D.C. for a one-day experience.

Co-founder Jim Campbell says this is the 15th Never Forgotten Honor Flight....

".....to date, we have taken 1, 314 veterans on Monday(4/14) we have 85 veterans from World War II, Korea and a Viet Nam vet..."

Campbell says Viet Nam veterans who are not likely to make it to the time when the majority of veterans will go can go with the current flights, mainly used for World War II and Korean veterans.

Campbell says thousands of organizations have donated to make the honor flights possible. He says he encourages veterans from World War II, Korean or Viet Nam to contact the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. He says the only qualification to go is that the veteran served during the time frame of the conflict...

"....it doesn't matter what they did, it doesn't matter what branch of service. Like I tell them, 'I don't care if you never left Texas'. If you served during that time frame, you qualify...."

Among the 12 counties served by the flight are Oneida, Vilas, Lincoln, Langlade, Iron and Price. More information is at neverforgottenhonorflight.org