Flight of Honor World War II veterans go to Washington, D.C., to see their memorial

The Honor Flight program

What started as a simple invitation to see the World War II Memorial in the nation’s capital turned into a major operation that has flown 7,000 veterans to Washington - and counting.

Virginia Visser of Lawrence, left, helps lay a wreath April 30 at the Kansas pillar of the national World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The national Honor Flight organization

Earl Morse had no idea what he was starting when he asked to fly a World War II veteran to Washington, D.C., to see the new war memorial there. Now, the organization he founded has flown more than 7,000 veterans to the nation's capital.

Facts about the Honor Flight program

A look at the Honor Flight program, which flies veterans to Washington, D.C., to see war memorials.

Capital reflections

A map of war and military monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C.


msturner 10 years, 1 month ago

I was on both the flights from KCI to Baltimore and back, though not a part of the group itself. I was extrememly pleased to witness and participate in several standing ovations for these men with they were introduced. I thanked the volunteers but that was not enough. Everyone should thank these folks as well as the vets they are helping.

Kontum1972 9 years, 11 months ago

hmmm.....was sen. roberts a ww2 vet?or was it korea or Nam...hmmmmm..my grand mum gave up six son's to that war..in both atlantic and pacific ..and i was there for the South East Asia wargames....

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