The final mission for 620 Vietnam veterans from Nebraska will be on May 1st. Bill and Evonne Williams are again organizing an Honor Flight to Washington DC.
Bill Williams says, “It is the final mission. Four planes designated red, white, blue and Uncle Sam too. We are going to take 620 Nebraska Vietnam veterans from about 250 towns around the state so it is going to be a big undertaking.”
Last June 502 combat Vietnam veterans took part in this honor flight and the response was so big that Williams decided they needed to do one more trip. The trip is paid for through donations and is at no cost to the veteran. That includes airfare, ground transportation and all meals. There are also activities for about 500 spouses of the veterans who are in Omaha for the day.
The cost of this Honor Flight will run a little more than $500,000. Williams says the largest expense is to charter the plane and that runs about $86,500 each. Donations to get this project up in the air and to Washington DC are appreciated. Veterans who are interested in going can fill out an application by visiting www.patrioticproductions.org. Information on how to donate is also available at their website.