(Madison) For the second year in a row, Madison-based Badger Honor Flight will send area veterans to Washington DC on five planned flights. Most years since the hub began operations a decade ago has seen four flights on average. The excursion includes touring various sites such as the Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Iwo Jima, World War II, Korean, Vietnam, and Air Force monuments.
Organizer Diane Rabehl says there are still some World War II and Korea veterans to take the flight. She says that the veteran did not need to serve oversees to be eligible, adding that as long as they served during the conflict they can sign up for the Badger Honor Flight. Rabehl says the wait list for a flight consists of over 1,000 veterans which is why the organization began doing five flights last year.
During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment, Rabehl listed the dates of the 2019 flights. They are April 20, May 18, September 7, October 5 and November 2. Rabehl says the April 20 and May 18 flights are full but people can still register for the fall flights.
More information along with applications can be found at www.badgerhonorflight.org.