Public Invited to Welcome Home Honor Flight Veterans Monday Night

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The public is invited to the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee Monday night to welcome home veterans on the 17th Never Forgotten Honor Flight. The veterans are expected to arrive at 10 p.m. The public can arrive at the airport at 8 p.m.

Monday morning 86 veterans embarked on a nearly 20-hour day to tour 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, hundreds veterans have taken the trip of a lifetime.

The next Never Forgotten Honor Flight is scheduled for October 6, 2014.

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.

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