Honor Flight takes off May 6

Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight has announced its spring 2017 Honor Flight. This will be the 14th flight and will leave from the Fort Dodge Regional Airport on May 6 at 6:20 am.

There will be 12 World War Two veterans, 33 Korean War veterans, and 102 Vietnam War veterans on this flight. The eligible veterans were notified by mail approximately three weeks ago. Those veterans who have sent in their applications and were not chosen for this flight need not reapply as their applications are kept on file for future flights.

This Honor Flight, as those in the past, will fly to Dulles International Airport in Virginia and will travel by motor coach to the Korean, Vietnam, and Lincoln Memorials. Following a visit at those memorials, the veterans will have a brief tour of Washington, D.C., followed by a visit to the World War Two Memorial. They will then be escorted to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to witness the Changing of the Guard. Following a drive past the Pentagon and the Air Force Memorial, the group will visit the Iwo Jima Monument.

After a full day of patriotic moments, the group will arrive back home in Fort Dodge at about 10:40 pm.

An information meeting will be held at the Webster County Agricultural Center on April 26 at 4 pm. The veterans going on the flight and their guests will be attending.

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