More than 150 World War II era veterans from Kansas have traveled to the nation's capital in the latest of the so-called Honor Flights.


More than 150 World War II era veterans from Kansas have traveled to the nation's capital in the latest of the so-called Honor Flights.

The national Honor Flight Network was created in 2005 to bring World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., at no cost to visit memorials to their service. Volunteers are on hand to help the veterans, many of them in their 80's with mobility problems.

On Tuesday, 173 veterans flew out of Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport on what KFDI-AM reports was the first charter flight of the program in Kansas. Contributions from listeners helped cover the costs.

A homecoming celebration is planned Wednesday night in Wichita.

Several Honor Flights have taken place from Kansas, but KFDI reports about 1,000 veterans are still on waiting lists for the program.