Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois works toward first flight
MARION — Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is looking for donors, veterans, guardians and volunteers.
Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit network of organizations created to honor American veterans by transporting them to Washington, D.C., to visit war memorials. Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, only 620,000 were alive in 2016, and they are dying quickly. The National World War II Museum estimates that 372 World War II veterans die each day.
Priority is given to World War II veterans and veterans who are terminally ill.
Locally, the Southern Illinois group has tentatively scheduled its fi [...Read more]