The Never Forgotten Honor Flight organization based in Wausau will fly one World War II, two Korea and 102 Vietnam War era veterans from central and northern Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., Oct. 15 to see the memorials that honor their service. It’s the organization’s 34th flight since the first Never Forgotten Honor Flight took place April 27, 2010.
Fifty-one guardians will accompany the vets on the one-day round trip that departs Central Wisconsin Airport at 6:30 a.m. and is scheduled to return at about 10 p.m.
The public is invited to CWA to welcome the veterans home Monday night, and Honor Flight officials recommend arriving no later than 8:30 p.m. Free parking for those welcoming the veterans home will be provided. Never Forgotten Honor Flight veteran alumni are encouraged to wear their Honor Flight-issued clothing (hat, shirt or windbreaker) for the welcome home ceremony.
After the Oct. 15 trip, the Never Forgotten Honor Flight will have taken 3,139 veterans to Washington, D.C. during the past eight years.