After 2-years of the program being delayed due to the pandemic, the Great River Honor Flight will resume once again starting May 19.

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The May 19th flight marks the 58th Missouri overall for local veterans since the program started in 2010. Iver 1,800 local veterans who served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, have participated in the program. Chairman of the Great River Honor Flight Board, Carlos Fernandez said, "We are extremely excited to be able to offer this special experience once again to those local veterans who have served our country.”

The May 19th departure and return will take place from the Quincy John Wood Community College campus where the community is encouraged to come out to send off and welcome back the veterans that are attending this flight. The trip will follow the itinerary that has been done on past flights with the first stop at the Vietnam Wall Memorial. The organization's goal is to continue to increase the number of local veterans to take part in this program of a free trip to Washington.

The Great River Honor Flight is supported by several local groups, organizations, and businesses that make this trip probable for local veterans. For additional information, contact Carlos Fernandez at csfernandez1951@gmail.com or Great River Honor Flight PO Box 3723, Quincy, Illinois  62305.

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