Vets can make trip to see the World War II memorial

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 1, 2008

The first Southeastern Minnesota Honor Flight will take to the skies with World War II veterans from southeast Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northern Iowa. Their destination will be Washington D. C., where they will personally tour the World War II Memorial.

The one-day trip is open to all World War II veterans in southeastern Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northern Iowa, departing Rochester on April 19, 2008. Veterans are escorted and cared for by volunteer guardians who accompany them as they visit the World War II, Iwo Jima, Korean, Lincoln and Vietnam memorials. The guardians pay their own way. All expenses are provided at no cost to the World War II veterans.

World War II veterans interested in going on the trip may find an application form at: or by contacting either Harry Kerr at (507) 281-0416, Ted Adams at (507) 282-2449 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Rochester or by calling the Honor Flight National Office, (937) 521-2400, in Springfield, Ohio.

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Honor Flight has safely transported more than 5,000 veterans to our nation&8217;s capitol. If you would like more information about Honor Flight, please visit the Web site at, call (937) 521-2400, or write: Honor Flight Inc., 300 E. Auburn Ave, Springfield OH 45505.