The following area veterans traveled to Washington D.C. with
Honor Flight on May 15, to view their memorials: William Balser and Daniel
Corcoran of Chagrin Falls, William Haverlock of Wickliffe, Joseph Janis of
Kirtland, Ludvick Lekson of Willowick, Joseph Koslo, Jr., of Mentor and Eugene
Torok, of Madison.
Honor Flight Cleveland, a local organization that pays
tribute to U.S. Veterans by providing them an all-expense-paid one-day trip to
Washington D.C. to visit the memorials honoring their service is seeking World
War II and Korean War veterans to participate in the organization’s seventh
year of flying.
Veteran applications can be obtained at www.HonorFlightCleveland.com
Veteran selection for the flights is one a first-come, first-served basis. There
is no charge to the veteran for this memorable trip that includes airfare,
chartered bus service and all meals.
Every veteran is accompanied by a guardian. A family member
9except spouse) can serve as the guardian. Guardians can also be volunteers who
wish to assist a veteran in this experience. Guardians must be able to push a
wheelchair during the entire trip, are required to attend a one-and-a-half hour
training session, and pay $250 to cover their expenses. The volunteer guardian
application is available on the Honor Flight Cleveland website.
Training session schedules are also posted on the web site.
Honor Flight will fly nine times during the 2013 season, both May flights are
full. Veteran applications submitted now will be considered on a first come,
first-served basis for the June through November flights.
For details call Jan Merrick at 440-639-9368 or via email at
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