Veterans needed for Honor Flight

Published 12:04 am Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Covington Region Honor Flight is scheduled to fly again in October and organizers are looking for World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans to take part in the trip.

Greg White, CRHF chairman, said this week that this will be the sixth annual flight.

The program takes veterans, free of charge, to Washington, D.C., for the day, where they will visit sites such as the World War II memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and the Korean and Vietnam memorials.

“As always, our priority will be to transport any World War II veterans that have not previously traveled with us,” White said. “We will also fly Korean War and Vietnam-era veterans on this trip.”

White said 55 total seats are available on the trip, with nearly 40 of those seats for veterans.

“With about 15-17 staff and guardians, this will allow for almost 40 veterans,” White said.

Guardians are needed for the trip, which will cost around $550.

White encouraged veterans and guardians to get their applications in early due to the limited seating.

Fundraising is currently under way for the annual trip.

“There are several ways individuals can help,” White said.

In addition to being a guardian, White said monetary donations are needed.

“And there is always opportunity to provide goody bags for the Honor Flight participants to use on the day of the trip,” he said.

Those wanting to know more about the program, may contact White and a board member will be happy to provide more information to civic clubs, churches and more.

For more info, call White at 222-2907 or email him at