Southwest Kansas Veterans Leave for D.C.
KSCB News - April 19, 2011 5:51 am
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) – Nearly 100 area World War II veterans
from western Kansas are in Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor
The program was created in 2005 to transport World War II
veterans to Washington to visit and reflect at their war memorials.
The Garden City Telegram reported that the 92 veterans who left
Monday from Garden City airport include vets from Garden City,
other towns in western Kansas, as well as from Nebraska, Oklahoma
The two-day trip is the culmination of fundraising efforts of
several area residents and other veteran advocates who are a part
of the Honor Flight Committee. They’ve been working since early
last year to raise the nearly $100,000 necessary for the trip.