First 2013 Honor Flight leaves Thursday

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 14 at 5:41 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--Honor Flight takes another set of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. on Thursday May, 16th. 

You can thank these veterans for their service and see them off at Spokane International Airport. Veterans begin arriving at 6:00 a.m. Organizers said the veterans will gather near the Alaska Airlines ticketing counter. Veterans begin going through security at 7:00 a.m.

The Thursday flight is the first of 2013 for Inland Northwest Honor Flight. Volunteers take the veterans on a chartered flight to Washington, D.C. to see the war memorials built in their honor.

Honor Flight returns to Spokane International Airport on Friday, May 17th at 6:50 p.m. Supporters are asked to gather at the Alaska Airlines’ baggage claim to welcome the veterans home.

Organizers announced plans to dedicate the flight in memory of  Spokane native Matthew Stiltz. He was killed while serving in Afghanistan on November 12, 2012.

Honor Flight is dependent on donations. You can donate here.

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