Honor Flight earlier this month
El Dorado veterans Bill Douglass, Max Honeyman and Bob King were honored to fly on the Kansas Honor Flight #64 to Washington, D.C. on Oct. 3-5.
The group included one WWII veteran, one Korean veteran, and 35 other Vietnam veterans.
It was a trip they will never forget and received a hero’s Welcome Home at the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.
The Kansas Honor Flight formed in 2012. The 501 (c) non-profit, through the end of 2017, over 1,700 Kansas veterans who served the country during WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War eras, have been provided the memorable trip to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C.
The funds to provide the trip, which is free to qualified veterans comes from a grateful public. No funding is received from federal, state, or local governments. Additionally, there are no paid employees, offices, vehicles, office equipment, etc. All arrangements and flight leaders are volunteers as well as all fund raising events across the state.
The cost to send a veteran on the normal 3 day-2 night trip is approximately $800.