Eastern Iowa Honor Flight Takes Veterans to Washington D.C.

Nearly ninety veterans traveled to Washington D.C. on the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight Monday.

The veterans departed from Cedar Rapids for a one-day trip to see the World War Two Memorial and several other war memorials built in their honor. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley was among those who welcomed the veterans when they landed in Washington. Volunteer Charlie Ross told our coverage partner KCRG-TV9 that this was the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight’s 23rd flight to the nation’s capital and the first one of 2016.

When the Honor Flight of Greater Dubuque ended a couple years ago, the organization encouraged any remaining local World War Two and Korean War veterans who hadn’t yet made the trip to travel with the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. Several other flights are planned yet this year, including on May 18th, September 20th and October 18th. Check out several photos from the Honor Flight courtesy of Senator Grassley!

 

(story courtesy of Radio Iowa/KCRG-TV9)