A group of World War II, Korean and Vietnam War Veterans from western Nebraska will begin their Honor Flight trip to Washington DC on Thursday. This will be the largest group to take part in the Honor Flight, with 25 Veterans and 19 Guardians traveling in 8 vans.
The trip will begin in Chadron with a program at the American Legion at 9 am. The Patriot Guard Riders will escort the group along Highway 385 from Chadron passing by the west edge of Alliance around 10:45 am. The group will not stop in Alliance, but residents are encouraged to gather at Terry’s Corner at the Highway 385 and 2 Junction and wave their flags in support for the Veterans. Supporters should gather at Terry’s around 10:20 am on Thursday. Flags will be provided.
The group will continue to Scottsbluff, passing by Bayard and Minatare along with way and will arrive at the Elk’s Lodge in Scottsbluff for lunch around noon. The group will then proceed to Kimball and on to Fort Morgan, CO. and will spend the night at a hotel near Denver International Airport. The Veterans will fly to Washington, DC, Friday and tour Washington on Friday and Saturday with stops that include Arlington National Cemetery and the WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War Memorials. They will return on Sunday.