'Honor Flight' taking veterans Tuesday to Washington
Veterans on a "honor flight" are taken to Washington to visit some of the sights. FOX19 file photo
HEBRON, KY (FOX19) -
Tri-State veterans and their guardians will take an Honor Flight from
the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Tuesday to
Washington to see memorials and participate in ceremonies that honor their
Tri-State is a nonprofit organization that flies World War
II and Korean War veterans to their memorials in Washington at no cost.
All veterans traveling on this flight are from the Tri-State.
FOX19's Miranda Del Pozo is reporting live about the trip on Tuesday's FOX19 Morning News from the airport.
Tuesday's trip will include visits to the World War II memorial,
Korean War memorial, Vietnam War memorial, Iwo Jima, Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier and the U.S. Air Force memorial and other sights.
A total of
150 people will be on the US Airways chartered flight. Each veteran is
accompanied by a guardian. Sixty percent of the guardians are family and 40 percent of the
guardians are volunteers.
"Our goal is to honor as many veterans as we can
before it is too late," said Cheryl Popp, director of Honor Flight Tri-State. "If you want to meet the veterans, please come to the airport at 6 a.m. or be among the many locals
welcoming them home at 10:15 p.m. the same night."