Honor Flight for Veterans in Need of More Guardians

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

In less than a week, dozens of local World War II veterans will make the trip to Washington D.C. to catch a glimpse of some famous war memorials.

The "Honor Flight" didn't have any trouble filling plane seats with veterans, but they still need nine volunteers to serve as guardians on the trip.

A volunteer must pay the cost of $275, which covers all food and travel expenses.

It's a one day trip to D.C. next Tuesday, August 18, in honor of our veterans.

"They put their lives on the line back in World War II. They're the greatest generation, and they never asked for a whole lot of things when they came home. So, this is our way for those who didn't serve, like myself, a way of giving back to those folks," Scott Britton, with the the Sons of Union Veterans and Sons of the American Revolution, said.

If you are unable to serve as a guardian, but would still like to show your support, you can come to the Wood County Airport next Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. when the veterans return.

For information on the Honor Flight, go to http://www.honorflight.org/

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