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100 veterans set for Never Forgotten Honor Flight in April

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Ladies wait patiently for their veterans to come home from the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, September 24, 2012
Ladies wait patiently for their veterans to come home from the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, September 24, 2012

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) -- The Never Forgotten Honor Flight is getting ready to send another 100 veterans to Washington DC in April.

This is the first flight of the year, and president Mike Thompson says they've still got World War Two veterans on the list to go. "We've got 29 WWII vets for April, 70 Korea vets and one TLC Vietnam veteran. TLC is 'Their Last Chance', a veteran who is terminally ill." Veterans are typically scheduled based on their age, what war they served in, and what sort of care they'll need on the day trip to Washington DC.

If you have a loved one who served in the military and hasn't taken the flight, Thompson says it would be a good idea to sign them up for the flight. One of the most common things they hear from vets is that they didn't serve on the front lines, so they don't deserve to go. "The fact of the matter is that for every combatant there are 10 or 11 support people. They still went through training, they helped others learn their trade in the warzone. They're all critical parts of the overall effort." He says there is no veteran who served who does not deserve that trip to Washington.

If you'd like to know more about the Honor Flight or how to donate or get a loved one signed up for a flight, click HERE.

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