KREM Cares: World War II Honor Flight

KREM Cares: World War II Honor Flight

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KREM Cares: World War II Honor Flight

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 14 at 4:25 PM

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They served our nation and helped save the world from tyranny and now we can serve them.

KREM Cares Honor Flight is an effort to send some of the aging World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the World War II Memorial built to honor them.

These men and women who fought on the battlefields of Europe and throughout the Pacific.

They need to travel to the memorial so they can be reminded a grateful nation has not forgotten their service and know they are still heroes in our hearts.

KREM-2 has teamed up with the Inland Northwest Honor Flight organization to get the veterans to Washington, D.C.

Time is critical. Each day an estimated 1,000 WWII veterans die.

Now is our immediate opportunity to honor our commitment to the men and women deemed part of the Greatest Generation.

Many are on fixed incomes and cannot afford the most meager of expenses.

You can read more about Honor Flight and its mission by clicking here:

You can also sponsor a veteran for only $500.00.

This will help pay for hotel, ground transportation, and food once in Washington, D.C.

Southwest Airlines has already stepped up and donated a limited amount of airline tickets so that all of the men and women listed on the KREM Cares Honor Flight site will have their transportation paid.

If you would like to sponsor a veteran you can write us at we will ask for the following information: The veteran(s) you would like to sponsor and how you would like us to acknowledge your sponsorship on the website. You will also be asked for an address so we can send an appropriate thank you note.

You will be asked to make the donation at any area US Bank branch or mail a check to the address listed below.

Inland Northwest Honor Flight

P.O. Box 28742 Spokane WA, 99228

You can make a donation for any amount at US Bank branches or mail a check to the address above.

Please do not send cash.

The Inland Northwest Honor Flight group is planning to take the next group of veterans to Washington, D.C. in November.

Exact dates will depend upon airline availability.

KREM will announce when the flight is scheduled.

Currently there is a lengthy waiting list for WWII veterans to travel on these Honor Flights.

If the KREM Cares Honor Flight promotion raises enough money to send the twenty veterans listed on our website then Honor Flight will provide us with the names of more veterans who will be able to travel to Washington, D.C.

Your money will be used for travel expenses only.

Once all WWII veterans have made the trip Honor Flight will continue to raise money so that all war veterans can travel to Washington, D.C. and see the monuments erected in their honor.

We are so grateful for your support of KREM Cares Honor Flight.

KREM is proud to partner with Inland Northwest Honor Flight and we look forward to sending these heroes on a trip of a lifetime to say thank you for all they've done.

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