Missouri Wing Helps Veterans Take Flight
Paducah, Kentucky (July 16, 2022) - Honor Flight Bluegrass organized an event with the help of the CAF Missouri Wing to provide flights to ten World War II veterans in the CAF's B-25 Show Me. The airplane was piloted by members of the CAF with the flights sponsored by the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund. These flights took place across Kentucky in Paducah, Russellville, London, Danville and Bardstown.
Honor Flight Bluegrass's annual mission is to fly veterans to Washington DC to see the memorials built to honor their service. However, this year they wanted to bring an aircraft to the veterans for those unable to make the flight to Washington DC.
The veterans were surrounded by family and friends as they reminisced on their days serving their country. Several community members also showed up to thank the veterans for their service and were given the opportunity to take a look inside the aircraft.