Midwest Honor Flight heads to D.C

RAPID CITY, S.D. -The Midwest Honor Flight is a non-profit dedicated to veterans. The organization sends vets to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials.

On Monday over 80 people with the Honor Flight go to Sioux Falls, where they will be greeted with a thank-you dinner. On Tuesday they will head to D.C. and will visit all the war and service memorials. Including the World War II Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Korean War Memorial. A majority of those going served in those wars.

The trip is all-expense-paid trip via donation and all the veterans are from South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota. For many, this is an opportunity to reflect and heal.

“The thing that has become especially big for me is our Korean War and Vietnam veterans. For the most part, they weren’t welcomed home. Many of them were spat upon and they were not treated very well when they came home. So, for a lot of them this is closure,” said Jim Bussell with Board of Directors.

If you’re a veteran and you want to apply for the next Honor Flight mission, you can click here and apply .

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