April 17, 2018
NORMAN VETERANS CENTER - A group of 17 World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Veterans from the Norman Veterans Center began their journey to the nation’s capital this morning. The Honor Flights program was established to give Veterans an opportunity to visit Washington D.C. to see the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifice. The trip is at no cost to the Veterans.
The Veterans will fly out of Tulsa, tour the memorials, and return to Tulsa all in the span of 24 hours. The Veterans Center staff, volunteers, and families gathered Tuesday morning to give the Veterans a hero’s sendoff. Several Veterans Center staff members paid their own way to serve as guardians for the Veterans.
The Honor Flights program has taken more than 200,000 Veterans to Washington D.C. since its inception in 2005. More information about the Honor Flights Network is available at:
April 19, 2018
UPDATE - The travelers arrived back at the Norman Veterans Center very early morning on April 19, 2018. The Veterans saw a changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetery, the World War II memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, and a driving tour of the National Mall. Watch KOKH - Fox News 25 for stories and in-depth interviews with the Veterans.