HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The nonprofit Honor Flight Network is offering to fly veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II, Korea, Iwo Jima, Vietnam Wall and FDR memorials for free on a special flight from Tri-State Airport in Huntington on May 11.
The honor flights to Washington began in 2005 to fly World War II veterans and other terminally ill war veterans who might not otherwise get to see the memorials. Almost 100,000 veterans have taken part in the programs since inception.
Donations defray the costs of flying the veterans. The May 11 flight will have room for 149 veterans, their doctors and guardian assistants.
For more information, call Jane Julian at 740-451-0615 or email janejulia...@aol.com.
To sign up to take part in the trip, donate or be a volunteer, visit www.honorflight.org, call 937-521-2400 or write Honor Flight, 300 East Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH 45505. If donating online or by mail, be sure to specify "Huntington Flights."