Vets honored, traveling to D.C.More than 95 veterans, predominately of the World War II era, will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII,
More than 95 veterans, predominately of the World War II era, will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII, Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean and Iwo Jima memorials today and Saturday.
The veterans, hailing from central and western North Dakota, will be departing from Bismarck today and will return Saturday evening.
“Honor Flight recognizes the courage and sacrifices of our veterans by providing them with a complimentary trip to see their memorial, the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C.,” said Kevin Cramer, co-chair of the Roughrider Honor Flight Committee. “This is our way of saying thank you to them for their service to the nation.”
Honor Flight was conceived in 2004 by Earl Morse, a physician assistant and retired Air Force captain, as a way to honor the veterans he provided care to for 27 years.
Dickinson Press reporter Beth Wischmeyer will travel with the group. See Saturday and Sunday’s Dickinson Press for photos and stories from the trip.