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2:33 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Honor Flight to Take Place As Planned

One group that had a close eye on the federal government shutdown was the Never Forgotten Honor Flight organization. The group flies northern and central Wisconsin veterans to their service memorials in Washington, D.C. 

Many Honor Flight participants will head to the Korean War Monument in Washington, D.C.
Credit Expert Infantry

The government shutdown halted federal workers from helping at the sites. Co-Founder Jim Campbell says they were going to fly the mostly Korean War vets to the nation's capitol even if the shutdown dragged on. With the government back up and running, the flight will proceed as planned.

Campbell spoke with Ken Krall about next Monday's flight.

The oldest veterans and those with terminal illnesses are given highest priority. Sixty guardians will also go with the veterans. Campbell says the flights are for any veteran, whether they saw combat or not. After Monday's one-day trip, 1,315 veterans from this region will have taken the Honor Flight.