LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)-- Freedom Honor Flight will transport 100 World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington D.C. on its tenth flight, Saturday, September 22.
The flight will be sponsored by the American Legion Post 100 of Sparta.
A supporter of Freedom Honor Flight since the organization was founded, Post 100 has raised significant funds for Freedom Honor Flight through its 500 Club and annual fundraising events.
"It's just amazing, fireworks, it just makes everything that we've ever done for the vets, it just increases. You want to do it again next year," Bill Bohn, American Legion Post 100 said.
The 100 veterans selected for the flight will be notified by the first week of August.
The priority remains to accommodate as many World War II veterans as possible.
Officials encourage World War II and Korean veterans to apply for future flights. Applications are available at veterans' organizations or online at www.freedomhonorflight.org and www.facebook.com/FreedomHonorFlight.
Freedom Honor Flight is the first Wisconsin affiliate of the national network of Honor Flight organizations. The hub, which is based in La Crosse, serves 21 counties in western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa. The group's mission is to organize and fly groups of veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the war memorials that stand in their honor. The group receives no government funding and depends on donations, which are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Freedom Honor Flight serves the following counties: Adams, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Crawford, Dunn, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Jackson, Juneau, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, Trempealeau and Vernon in Wisconsin; Houston, Olmsted and Winona in Minnesota and Allamakee and Winneshiek in Iowa.
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