MOSINEE — The Never Forgotten Honor Flight will fly one World War II, 19 Korea and 82 Vietnam War era veterans from central and northern Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., on April 8 to see the memorials that honor their service.
It’s the organization’s 35th flight since the first Never Forgotten Honor Flight took place April 27, 2010.
Sixty-four 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 the Central Wisconsin Airport to welcome the veterans home the same 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 NFHF-issued clothing (hat, shirt or windbreaker) for the welcome home ceremony.
Any veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War eras are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible. The only criteria for veterans to qualify for an Honor Flight is to have served during the years listed on the application/our website, regardless of where they served.
Veterans receive a free round-trip flight, and guardians pay $500 for the opportunity to accompany one or two veterans on the trip. Veterans and guardians interested in taking a future Honor Flight must complete an application at: www.neverforgottenhonorflight.com or contact the organization at 715-573-8519. Completed applications for veterans and guardians also can be mailed to Never Forgotten Honor Flight, 4404 Rib Mountain Drive, #234, Wausau, WI 54401.