Wiregrass Honor Flight preparing for final two flights

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) –   Almost two hundred Wiregrass veterans have taken the trip of lifetime.

They visited the World War Two Memorial in Washington as a part of the Honor Flight Program.

"This has been a community wide project from the donations that have come in from the elementary schools, high schools, to Sunday school classes, so many civic organizations," says Jim McGhee, of the Wiregrass Honor Flight.

Now organizers are preparing for their next trips this month and they will be the final flights that chapter will make.

"It has really been wonderful to see how this has become something just more than a Dothan project or Ozark, it truly is a Wiregrass project," says McGhee.

Flights cost around $66,000 each and organizers say without the countless donations over the last year and half none of them would have happened.

The next trip is April 17th and the final trip is April 24th.

Organizers are inviting everyone to come out to the Dothan Regional Airport for the welcome home ceremony.

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