Veterans take part in first honor flight from CVG of 2013 - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Veterans take part in first honor flight of 2013

File photo from previous Honor Flight File photo from previous Honor Flight
HEBRON, KY (FOX19) -

Seventy-two Tri-State veterans and their escorts took part in an Honor Flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) on Tuesday, destined for Washington D.C. to see memorials and participate in ceremonies that honor their service to their country.

Honor Flight Tri-State is a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to fly World War II and Korean War veterans to their memorials in Washington, D.C. at no cost. All veterans on the flight were from the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and South Eastern Indiana area.

Tuesday's flight included visits to the World War II memorial, Korean War memorial, Vietnam War memorial, Iwo Jima, and the US Air Force memorial and other Washington D.C. sights.

"Our goal is to honor as many veterans as we can before it is too late," said Cheryl Popp, director of Honor Flight Tri-State. 

The flight was preceded by bag pipes from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, an Honor Guard ceremony and other special remarks in the area near the west end of the security checkpoint.

"We are honored to play a part in an event that recognizes true national heroes who bravely served their country," said Candace McGraw, CVG CEO.

To contribute or volunteer for Honor Flight Tri-State, please visit www.honorflighttristate.org.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.
  • NewsMore>>

  • Trump travel ban is focus of Supreme Court's last arguments

    Trump travel ban is focus of Supreme Court's last arguments

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:49:52 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:49 AM EDT2018-04-25 10:49:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko). In this April 23, 2018, photo, people wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington, to be in the gallery when the court hears arguments in on April 25, over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostl...(AP Photo/Jessica Gresko). In this April 23, 2018, photo, people wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington, to be in the gallery when the court hears arguments in on April 25, over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostl...

    The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last, weighing President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries.

    More >>

    The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last, weighing President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries.

    More >>
  • Goose attacks high school golfer

    Goose attacks high school golfer

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:31 AM EDT2018-04-25 10:31:20 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:47 AM EDT2018-04-25 10:47:45 GMT
    Photos of a protective goose attacking a 16-year-old golfer in Michigan have been making the rounds online. (Source: WDIV/CNN)Photos of a protective goose attacking a 16-year-old golfer in Michigan have been making the rounds online. (Source: WDIV/CNN)

    Photos of a protective goose attacking a 16-year-old golfer in Michigan have been making the rounds online.

    More >>

    Photos of a protective goose attacking a 16-year-old golfer in Michigan have been making the rounds online.

    More >>
  • Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

    Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:47 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:47:40 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:40 AM EDT2018-04-25 10:40:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). CIA director Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan Pompeo arrive for a State Dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). CIA director Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan Pompeo arrive for a State Dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington.

    As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to...

    More >>

    As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly