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Local Veterans Participating in Honor Flight

Monday, September 18th, 2023 -- 12:01 PM

Some local Veterans will be participating in an Honor Flight later this month.

The Never Forgotten Honor Flight organization based in Wausau will fly 107 Vietnam and 4 Korea Era veterans from central and northern Wisconsin to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials that honor their service on Monday, September 25, 2023.

It’s the organization’s 45th flight since the first Never Forgotten Honor Flight took place April 27, 2010. 62 guardians will accompany the vets on the one-day round trip that departs Central Wisconsin Airport at 6:30 a.m. and is scheduled to return at approximately 10 p.m.

The public is invited to the Central Wisconsin Airport to welcome the veterans home Monday night, and Honor Flight officials recommend arriving no later than 8:30 p.m. Free parking for those welcoming these veterans home will be provided.

Never Forgotten Honor Flight (NFHF) veteran alumni are encouraged to wear their NFHF-issued clothing (hat, shirt or windbreaker) for the welcome home ceremony. Seven veterans from Clark County, six of them Vietnam Veterans and one a Korea Veteran, will be on the flight. The veterans are from Granton, Greenwood, Loyal, Withee, Thorp, and Curtiss.

15 veterans from Wood County will be on the flight. They’re from communities like Marshfield, Arpin, Nekoosa, Pittsville, Port Edwards, and Wisconsin Rapids. 29 veterans from Marathon County will be on the Honor Flight as well.

Feel free to contact us with questions and/or comments.