Group hits milestone in taking veterans to visit Washington
HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — An organization that brings the United States’ most senior veterans to see the memorials and monuments in Washington, D.C., transported its 2,000th veteran in New England this weekend.
Each flight of the Honor Flight Network is a whirlwind visit to Washington. Veterans visit the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall, as well as the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, and others.
Honor Flight New England started in 2009. Sunday’s trip included 10 World War II veterans and 34 who served during the Korean War.
The nonprofit organization covers the transportation, medical support, and food costs for the day trips for the veterans.