Click the image on the right to view photos from Monday night's arrival at CWA
Veterans on the ninth Never Forgotten Honor Flight received a warm welcome at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee late Monday night.
Patriotic music played cheerfully in the background and young and old proudly waved American flags upon the arrival of the 91 World War II, Korean War veterans and their guardians.
Monday morning the veterans embarked on what would be a nearly 20-hour day touring monuments in Washington D.C. dedicated to their honor.
Veterans are sent on the trip at no cost to them. Money is raised through private and public donations. Each flight around $80,000. Since the inaugural flight in 2010, 800 veterans have taken the trip of a lifetime.
The next Never Forgotten Honor Flight is scheduled for October 22, 2012.
To qualify for the trip, veterans must have served in the military in any capacity during these time periods:
Merchant Marines 12/7/1941 to 8/15/1945
WWII – 12/7/1941 to 12/31/1946
Korea – 6/25/1950 to 1/31/1955
Vietnam – 2/28/1961 to 5/7/1975
Click here to print the application for a Veteran to apply to be on the Honor Flight.
Volunteers between the ages of 18-69 can apply to be a guardian and will be required to pay the costs of their trip which is approximately $500. Spouses of veterans cannot be a guardian for their husband or wife.
Click here to print an application to be a guardian on the Honor Flight.