Local Group Helping To Send WWII Vets On Honor Flights

Local Group Helping To Send WWII Vets On Honor Flights

Local Group Helping To Send WWII Vets On Honor Flights

Honor Flight Bluegrass is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to fly World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans to Washington D.C. to visit their respective memorials to thank them for their service and sacrifices. And now they’re trying to raise money to give WWII vets the chance to fly in a B-25 bomber, which costs $300 per veteran, but they don’t want them to have to pay for themselves.

The Bomber “Show Me” will be at Bowman Field in Louisville for an aviation festival and the group wants veterans to get the chance to ride in it. Since a lot of the vets are on fixed incomes, the $300 expense could prevent them from going, so Honor Flight Bluegrass is hoping to cover the cost to give these former servicemen the thrill of being in the air again.

If you would like to sponsor a veteran’s flight or know a veteran who would like to fly on the bomber, contact Jeff Thoke at 645-5421 or jthoke@yahoo.com.

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