Honor Flights continue to salute WWII veterans

Another Upper Peninsula Honor Flight is going to happen and organizers can use your assistance.

Honor Flight takes WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial in their honor as well as a number of other important landmarks.

The next flight will leave from Delta County Airport in Escanaba at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1.

Fundraising has been taking place over the past few months and will continue until the next planeload of veterans wings toward the nation’s capital this spring.

This time, approximately 75 veterans and their guardians will visit the memorials in Washington, D.C., and return home that evening at 8:30 p.m.

The goal of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight is to take all interested WWII veterans on the journey. To date, 237 Upper Peninsula WWII veterans, ranging in age from 85 to 100 years old, have gone on an Honor Flight.

Each of these veterans is assigned a guardian to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. Organizers do an excellent job of making the day a memorable one for these men and women, who are treated as the American heroes they truly are.

If anyone is interested in going on the Honor Flight, or would like further information, call 906-280-1471.

Anyone wishing to make a donation may send it to: Upper Peninsula Honor Flight, c/o Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula, 2420 1st Ave., South, Suite 101, Escanaba, MI 49829

We’re losing our WWII vets at a rapid rate: Please help this group make its way on a well-deserved day’s journey none will ever forget.