Sherry Morrow, coordinator for the Buffalo County Hero Flight, says groups and individuals are raising money to make the trip possible.
“We have done the World War II flights and finished those up several years ago with guys that could go,” Morrow says. “Last year, we started the Korean flights. Of course, since it’s Korean vets, we go to the Korean Memorial and focus on that but then we go ahead and see a lot of the other memorials and things in Washington D.C.”
Morrow encourages everyone to don red, white and blue and wave an American flag on the day of the trip.
“The sendoff on the 22nd is open to the public,” Morrow says. “We’d love to have people come down and send these veterans off on their way with a big celebration at the American Legion Club here in Kearney. It’s at noon.”
The veterans on this flight will be from Adams, Custer, Furnas, Phelps and Sarpy counties.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney