Editorial: One last flightA large contingent of World War II veterans and volunteers will gather tonight in Luverne for a banquet that will precede Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota’s fourth trip to Washington, D.C.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
A large contingent of World War II veterans and volunteers will gather tonight in Luverne for a banquet that will precede Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota’s fourth trip to Washington, D.C.
On Friday and Saturday, nearly 170 people will have the chance to experience the World War II memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam and Korean war memorials and much more.
For many of this region’s World War II veterans, Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota has represented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those who bravely served this great country. That opportunity has been made possible through the remarkable generosity of so many across this area.
As the population of World War II veterans across the United States continues to dwindle, it’s more important than ever that vets have this chance. This particular Honor Flight will include a particulars special honor, as four Honor Flight staffers who have worked tirelessly to plan and support the journeys have been chosen to lay a wreath Friday at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns. Many Honor Flights apply to be chosen for such an honor and few get selected.
Congratulations to all who have participated in — and help make possible — these outstanding trips of tribute for so many outstanding Americans.