Over the past few years more than 2,600 Nebraska WWII, Korea and Vietnam veterans have taken honor flights to Washington DC. Flight organizer Bill Williams says they are all invited to a huge reunion this Sunday at the Embassy Suites in La Vista from 2 until 4. Williams says there will be plenty of stories to share – including a few of his own. He received a visitor several weeks after the Vietnam Veteran Honor Flight last June.
Williams says, “One of the veterans, a heavy combat veteran came to our door and said I’ve suffered from terrible nightmares for 45 years, sleeping 2 to 3 hours a night. He said ever since I’ve come back from the flight I’m sleeping 8, I’m waking up refreshed and am a new man. That is because 5,000 Nebraskans and western Iowa folks came to the airport that night to greet them when they came back. It really made a big impact on these combat veterans and for that I’m very pleased.”
The reunion event is free. There will be a program featuring highlights of past flights, entertainment and a drone photo of all those attending at 2:30 p.m. Families and the public are invited to take part. RSVP’s are welcome and can be done by logging on to www.PatrioticProductions.org.