The 70th anniversary of D-Day could be spent on a plane to Washington D.C. for local veterans.
The first Honor Flight from Bluegrass Airport in Lexington to Washington D.C. will take place on June 6.
Honor Flight is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all sacrifices. The organization transports veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at veterans’ memorials.
Honor Flights Bluegrass Chapter is currently seeking applications from veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War who are able to travel.
Guardians to accompany veterans are also needed.
Adair County resident and World War II veteran George Keltner went on an Honor Flight around 10 years ago and encourages every veteran to attend.
“I want every veteran to be able to go and see those memorials and Washington D.C.,” Keltner said. “It is a day that will always be remembered.”
Applications for June’s Honor Flight can be found online at www.Honorflightbluegrass.org.
For more information about Honor Flights or how to become a guardian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is March 31.