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For Immediate Release
May 18, 2018

Honor Flight Bluegrass Celebrates 10 Years with a Historic All WWII Veteran D-Day Flight

61 WWII Veterans Will Fly Out of Louisville Kentucky To Visit Their Memorials in Washington DC June 5th and 6th

Louisville, KY, May 18, 2018– Honor Flight Bluegrass and 61 WWII Veterans will depart for Washington DC the morning of June 5th for the organization’s first ever all WWII Veteran two-day flight. The highlight of the trip will be when these 61 brave men and women visit the WWII Memorial on the morning of D-Day June 6 to honor, remember, and pay their respects to their fallen comrades. The remainder of the trip will be spent visiting memorials and other places of interest significant to members of the “Greatest Generation”.

It will be a great honor to go and be with those that are still with us because we lost so many.

SSG Charles Adams, 92 Years Old, 1943-1949 Army

Honor Flight Bluegrass has been actively recruiting from the remaining 4,000 WWII Veterans across Kentucky and Southern Indiana for this special D-Day Flight. 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 of 60 WWII Veterans, and out of the 130 plus Honor Flight hubs, Honor Flight Bluegrass is taking the largest contingent of WWII veterans on one flight this year.  For many of these WWII Veterans, this trip will be 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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