Honor Flight Open to Vietnam Veterans
After taking thousands of World War Two and Korean War veterans to Washington DC, Honor Flight of the Quad Cities is now ready to start taking veterans from the Vietnam War. Tuesday it announced applications will be accepted, starting Wednesday.
Acting Honor Flight director, Steve Garrington, expects a "flood" of applications.
The local chapter of Honor Flight began taking veterans to see "their" monuments in Washington in 2008, and since then has taken 31-hundred veterans of World War Two and Korea. And those who are left still have priority for seats on upcoming Honor Flights.
Garrington estimates 1,000 or more Vietnam veterans will want to make the trip in the coming years.
Applications are available online, or at Ridgecrest Village in Davenport.