A group of more than sixty Kentucky veterans gathered in Washington DC for the honor flight. Senator Mitch Mcconnell was there to greet the vets from all branches of the military, who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam traveled to to the capitol to visit the memorials built in their honor.
Mcconnell released a statement, saying:
“The Honor Flight program, which coordinates these trips, is finally back up and running after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down their operations last year. I couldn’t be more thankful for this organization’s seamless planning and execution, especially in light of this year’s added complications.
“The Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter has brought hundreds of veterans to Washington over the years, mirroring the important work of their peer organizations nationwide.
“Despite the significant logistical and financial hurdles of these trips, the Honor Flight program ensures every veteran can travel at no cost to themselves.”