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Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Honor Flight NW Ohio news

Honor Flight Northwest Ohio will begin its 2013 flying season on Tuesday, April 30, by taking 74 veterans to Washington, D.C. The April 30 flight has been designated the “Ronald Miller Memorial Flight” in memory of the Genoa American Legion band announcer who passed away in December 2012.

The 74 veterans (each accompanied by a personal “guardian”) will visit the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  The majority of these 74 veterans are World War II veterans.

Since its initial flight in April 2008, Honor Flight Northwest Ohio has taken 1,381 veterans to Washington, D.C., and has done so with a perfect safety record.

The remaining flights in 2013 will include primarily Korean War veterans, and are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 22
  • Wednesday, June 26
  • Wednesday, October 2

World War II veterans, Korean War veterans, and Vietnam War veterans are still encouraged to apply to be on an Honor Flight.  A “veterans application” can be found at the following website: http://www.honorflightnwo.org/veteran.asp

Guardians and volunteers are needed for each Honor Flight, and applications can be found, respectively, at: http://www.honorflightnwo.org/guardian.asp and http://www.honorflightnwo.org/volunteer.asp

Each Northwest Ohio Honor Flight departs from (and returns to) the Grand Aire hangar, one mile west of the main terminal at Toledo Express Airport, 11777 W. Airport Service Road in Swanton. The general public is invited to attend “send-offs” (approximately 7 to 9 a.m.) and “welcome-homes” (approximately 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.).  All that is needed to gain access to the Grand Aire hangar is a current and valid picture ID. Children under age 18 do not need an ID if they are accompanied by a parent or another adult.

For more information on Honor Flight Northwest Ohio, please see the following website: http://www.honorflightnwo.org/.

POSTED: 04/02/13 at 6:11 am. FILED UNDER: News