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COVID-19 postpones Honor Flight

Covington Region Honor Flight’s April 24 trip to Washington, D.C., has been postponed due to COVID-19.

Last week, Honor Flight Network officials mandated that local hubs halt flights.

That order goes through the end of May.

“When we received word from Honor Flight, we started working on a new plan in order to accommodate our veterans,” said Honor Flight Chairperson Kendra Majors. “It has taken a little time to get the details worked out, but we have done so.”

The flight has been rescheduled for Oct. 9, 2020.

“It is unfortunate that we had to postpone, but we always want to act in the best interest of our veterans in protecting their health and safety,” Majors said. “These veterans risked their lives for us in war and we do not want to put them at risk for contracting COVID-19. We hope that by October our lives will be back to normal and the pandemic will be under control.

“We are excited about out next trip,” she said. “Emilee Gage, one of our volunteer staff members, will be contacting all of our veterans and guardians to let you know of our changes. We look forward to seeing you in October.”