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