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For Immediate Release
July 5, 2018

Honor Flight Bluegrass Continues to Celebrate 10 Years of Flying Veterans to Washington DC

80+ WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans Will Fly Out of Louisville Kentucky To Visit Their Memorials in Washington DC on September 12th

Louisville, KY, July 5, 2018– Honor Flight Bluegrass and 80+ WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans will depart for Washington DC the morning of September 12th for the organization’s third flight of the year.

The highlight of the trip will be when these 80+ brave men and women visit each of their respective war memorials to honor, remember, and pay their respects to their fallen comrades. The remainder of the trip will be spent visiting the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) and Arlington National Cemetery and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Honor Flight Bluegrass continues to actively recruit from the remaining 4,000 WWII Veterans across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, of the 16 million men and women who served in WWII, only about 500,000 remain and it’s predicted we will lose 100,000 in the next year. Honor Flight Bluegrass has surpassed its recruiting efforts and will continue to do so until all World War II and Korean War veterans are flown to Washington DC.

For each of these veterans, many of them will consider this trip one of the highlights of their life with the hope their stories, photos, and testimonies will be passed on to future generations. For further information about Honor Flight Bluegrass and future flights, please go to

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