Veterans selected for Honor Flight this Fall

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Honor Flight of Southern Indiana has made it their mission to take U.S. war veterans on a once in a lifetime trip to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials built to honor their service, all at no cost to the veterans.

This fall, the Honor Flight of Southern Indiana plans to fly 85 veterans to Washington D.C. in a private plane.

Saturday, they called veterans to offer them a seat on the Honor Flight and set up a time for an in-person interview.

Honor Flight volunteer Larry Rogers says many veterans are excited to hear about the trip’s details and learn about the opportunity.

“They’ll get to fly over to Washington D.C., there and back on the plane and they’ll have a really nice 50 passenger bus that can accommodate wheelchairs, oxygen, all that kind of stuff. We’ll have a full medical staff with us so we can take veterans of pretty much any age with any health condition.”

The Honor Flight will take off for D.C. On October 5th.

Eyewitness News will have a reporter on board that flight to bring you complete coverage of the trip.

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(This story was originally published on August 10, 2019)

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