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Thursday, May 30, 2013

May Honor Flight participants

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 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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