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Monday, August 15, 2011

Honor Flight

The Buffalo Niagara International Airport recently welcomed a very special set of passengers. Honor Flight, a non-profit organization created to pay tribute to America’s veterans, chartered a plane specifically for heroes from Western New York. In conjunction with SouthWest Airlines, Honor Flight took a plane full of veterans to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial. Honorees were flown back the same day, all without any cost to the veterans.

Top priority is given to senior veterans – World War II survivors - along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Many have never had the chance to visit any of the memorials in the nation’s capital. The WWII Memorial opened in the spring of 2004, with veterans of that war already in the 80s. Honor Flight took off in 2005 with the hope of helping as many of the Greatest Generation as possible visit the memorial in person.