The big day is almost here for more than 100 Nebraska veterans of the Korean War. Bill Williams is the organizer of the Korean War Veteran Honor Flight and says those selected to take part are arriving in Omaha today. He says there are a number of events taking place today and there is a flight dinner tonight.
Williams says 136 veterans are taking part in the flight and all are combat veterans. He says one flight member was honored with the Distinguished Service Cross, two received Silver Stars, sixteen awarded the Purple Heart and many other honors.
Organizer Evonne Williams is organizing the Home Front festivities where 90 wives and daughters of the veterans on the flight will be busy in Omaha. They will lunch at Joslyn Castle, tour St. Cecilia Cathedral and two buses will take them to the airport to greet their returning loved one.
More than 500 Nebraska Korean War veterans signed up for the flight and Bill Williams hopes this is the first of many.