Honor flight

Jerry Lujan

The Korean War began 65 years ago in June, 1950. At the time the United Nations called it “A Police Action” but if you ask any soldier, Marine, sailor or airman who fought in it they will tell you it was a war.

Korean veterans, you are next up for Honor Flights. If you haven’t registered yet, better go to www.honorflightsaz.org. There you will find all the information you need to sign up. Go to www.honorflight.org to learn the origins of the program. It is amazing how it got started to where it is today.

Honor Flight No. 19 with 10 WWII veterans, 12 Korean veterans and three Korean/Vietnam veterans left Tucson on October 17 and returned on October 19. This was the first Honor Flight from Tucson that included Korean veterans and it was the last Honor Flight for this year. The flights will begin again next spring.

For those of you who don’t know, Honor Flight is a nation-wide program which sends veterans on a free three-day trip to see their war memorials in Washington, D.C. You needn’t have actually served in Korea to be eligible. Any veteran is eligible. Veterans with a terminal illness, and still able to travel, are given priority.

If you have flown on an Honor Flight or know of someone who has flown on one, please call me at 818-6264. I would like to talk to you.

If you wish additional information please call Jerry Lujan at 818-6264.