Veterans’ Honor Flight Heads To Washington
Veterans at the Iwo Jima Memorial during a 2009 Honor Flight Tri-State trip.
Honor Flight Tri-State
(Hebron, Ky.) – Military veterans from around the tri-state are on a one-day excursion to our nation’s capitol to see the war memorials in their honor.
Some are going for the first time.
Honor Flight Tri-State is a non-profit organization dedicated to flying as many World War II and Korean War veterans to their memorials in Washington, D.C. One of the several flights made each year took of Wednesday morning from the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Korean War veteran Charles Luster, of Brookville, is among the former soldiers making his pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.
Charles earned a Purple Heart during the conflict, according to his son John, who drove him to the airport to catch the early morning flight.
After touring the WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War and U.S. Air Force memorials, the group will return to Cincinnati at 9:50 Wednesday night.
Thanks to donations from businesses and citizens, Honor Flight Tri-State offers the flights to area veterans at no charge. Five flights are planned in 2012.
Learn more about the organization at www.honorflighttristate.org.