Honor Flight to resume in 2021

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The greatest generation is also one of our most vulnerable. The honor flight takes veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to those who served and sacrificed for the nation.

Honor flight had planned four flights in 2020, taking over 400 veterans to visit the memorials. COVID-19 put a hold on those plans to ensure the safety of the veterans, many of whom are the most at-risk to the virus.

In the meantime, honor flight continues creating partnerships, securing funding for future flights, and making sure veterans are aware of the program.

“Right now we’re just really focusing on trying to secure funding, making sure more veterans are aware of midwest honor flight. Especially west river and especially our native american veterans. There are a lot of them and we really want to work to try and reach out to them and make sure they’re aware of the program and make sure they are able to apply so that they can get on that waiting list and we can give them their tour with honor as well,” said Jim Bussell of midwest honor flight.

Midwest honor flight hopes to resume flights in 2021 with four trips. It’s also held special ceremonies for veterans unable to make the trips due to health reasons.

We have information on how you can help honor flight or to sign up a veteran here.

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