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Honor Flight applications accepted

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 Eastern Kentucky veterans who were unable to take advantage of Honor Flight Bluegrass’ trips out of the Louisville airport because of distance now have the chance to join the flights out of Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.

Honor Flight Bluegrass is seeking veterans for the first Honor Flight to depart from Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport. The flight, or mission, is set for June 6, - the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allies’ massive landing on the Normandy beaches that helped turn the tide of World War II.

The flight will be organized with Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter, a Louisville-based, all-volunteer, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides veterans with free trips to their war memorials in Washington D.C., allowing the veterans to reflect upon their service, memories and sacrifices.

Honor Flight’s Bluegrass Chapter is seeking applications from veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War who are able to travel. Priority is given to senior veterans and those with terminal illnesses.

Also needed are guardians to accompany the veterans, many of whom have mobility and other physical challenges.

Applications for June’s Honor Flight are now being accepted and can be found at www.honorflightbluegrass.org. More information about Honor Flight can be requested from info@honorflightbluegrass.org and at 888-998-1941.

Family members and friends who know veterans who have never visited their war memorials in Washington, D.C., are encouraged to apply online or seek more information. The deadline for applications is March 31.

The Honor Flight is made possible by the sponsorship of Hallway Feeds, an international leader in specialty feeds for the equine industry. The company’s sponsorship commemorates its 50th year of operation.

Honor Flight Network is an all-volunteer non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. It transports our heroes at no cost to the veteran to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors - along with those other veterans who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness.