Honor Flight seeking applications from Korea-era vets

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana is encouraging all veterans from the Korean conflict to apply for a future Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

In a statement, HFNEI President Dennis Covert said “There are countless veterans from this era who are refraining from completing their applications. Whether they feel that someone is more deserving or the timing hasn’t been right, every man and woman who donned the uniform is not only eligible, but deserves to go. You did not have to serve during battle or in theater. Even if you served stateside during your entire enlistment, you are still fully eligible.”

Veterans spend the day in Washington reflecting upon the memorials built in their honor. They share the flight with their peers and a guardian creating and reliving memories. To submit an application, go to www.hfnei.org. Honor Flight is currently planning spring flights Nos. 31 and 32. Seats for those two flights are filled, however, as applications arrive, veterans are placed on the waiting list by conflict served.

Honor Flight NE Indiana, Inc. is a volunteer, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law and 95 percent of all donations go directly towards the veterans’ trips.