SPOKANE--Inland Northwest Honor Flight organizers are preparing to take another group of World War II veterans to the nation's capital. The group recently lost financial support from a major airline, which means community support is now more important than ever.
Next month the program will send more than 30 veterans to see the memorial built in their honor, but while there are plenty of others waiting to go they won’t have any more money to plan future trips without help.
Sending those who have served to see the World War II memorial became more of a challenge in 2012. Southwest Airlines stopped donating tickets to the program and now Honor Flight must pay $1,000 per veteran it sends to Washington D.C.
On Saturday, supporters of Honor flight organized a nacho feed at Whiskey Dick’s Pub in North Spokane. The money raised will help to get more people on future flights as early as July.
Organizers know the impact the trip has on local veterans and that keeps motivating them to get more veterans on future flights.
Go to http://www.inwhonorflight.org/ to donate to the program.