World War II veteran Keith Zinn has been selected for an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., next week.
Zinn, of Andover, is one of 25 veterans who will fly out of Kansas City International Airport July 31, with three others flying out of Mid-Continent Airport the same day. The complete group will spend two days in the nation’s capital and return to Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 2.
This will be the first flight operated by the state’s newest hub, Kansas Honor Flight, a Hutchinson-based organization that began operation in May.
The Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. It transports America’s heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.