Covington Honor Flight planning 8th trip for vets

Published 12:49 am Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Covington Region Honor Flight officials say their 2018 trip is almost full, but they are still raising funds to cover expenses.

On Fri., Oct. 5, the organization will take veterans and their guardians 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. The trip can accommodate a total of 54 people, including veterans, guardians and staff members. The trip is free for veterans, but guardians are asked to pay $350 for their trip.

The travelers will travel via chartered bus from Andalusia to Atlanta, then fly to Washington. They will leave at 3 a.m. on Oct. 5.

CRHF is one of only two hubs in Alabama that still flies veterans to Washington, D.C. This will be the CRHF’s eighth trip.

The organization spends approximately $23,000 to make a trip, CRHF co-chairperson Kendra Majors said.

“We cover airfare, buses and all meals and snacks for the veterans.

Those interested in donating to CRHF can send a check to Covington Region Honor Flight c/o Covington County Commission, P.O. Box 188 Andalusia, AL 36420.

Veterans and guardian applications are available on the organization’s Facebook page – Covington Region Honor Flight; by emailing; or from The Star-News web page. Although the flight is almost full, often travel plans change, Majors said, encouraging those interested in the flight to apply.