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Local Resident Takes Honor Flight

Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 8:24 am

honor flight monumentsRichard Wood, of Altamont, was part of the Spring Honor Flight that included veterans from across Middle Tennessee. Honor Flights are conducted by non-profit organizations dedicated to transporting as many United States military veterans as possible to Washington, D.C. at no cost to the veterans. While there, they visit the World War II Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. The first honor flight took place in May 2005, when six small planes flew 12 veterans to Washington. In the beginning the organization focused on bringing veterans of World War II and any veteran with a terminal illness to see the memorials. The organization has now started the transition to focus on veterans of the Korean War. They then plan to include veterans of the Vietnam War and subsequent wars, as the veterans of those wars get older. Read more about Richard Wood and the Honor Flight in our Meet Your Neighbor column.