86 veterans from Kalamazoo embarked on the 23rd Talons Out Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
on Saturday morning.
This initiative aims to bring American veterans to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring their service and sacrifices for the country.
The Honor Flight project, which has been dedicated to this mission, has incurred significant costs so far and is estimated to reach up to a billion dollars in total.
Nevertheless, it continues to fulfill its purpose of providing veterans with the opportunity to pay their respects at the nation’s memorials.
Accompanied by staff and volunteers who assist them during the journey, the veterans arrived in Washington, D.C.
and made stops at various significant monuments, including the Arlington National Cemetery.
Among the participants was Jenny McKee, a volunteer from the GMA and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Volunteer and Community Garden, who joined the trip to support one of the veterans, a former staff sergeant named How Nice.
How Nice served in the Women’s Army Corps during the Vietnam War and has since been associated with the Talons Out Honor Flight.
The local partners of the National Honor Flight Network collaborate in organizing these meaningful journeys for the veterans.
To learn more about how to get involved in supporting this cause, visit the website of Wood TV (woodtv.com).