Friday, March 22, 2013

Free Flights for Veterans to War Memorials

We build impressive memorials to the sacrifices of veterans, but those memorials are far away from many veterans, and visiting them is out of their financial reach.  The Honor Flight Network tries to fix this situation.  They offer the opportunity for free flights or bus trips to Washington, D.C. to men and women who served overseas or stateside during the wars to visit the World War II, Korean, and Vietnam War memorials. 

For right now, the priority in scheduling these trips from their network of regional hubs goes to veterans of World War II, and those with terminal illnesses.  Unfortunately, spouses or widows cannot attend due to funding constraints, but guardians (volunteers) go along to help veterans who are disabled.  See this page for a local application.  Here's a page with more frequently asked questions.

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