Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight Returns To EAA AirVenture

(Oshkosh) One of the most emotional and poignant moments of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each year will return this summer as 100 Vietnam War vets will take a Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Veterans from the Vietnam War will be honored as they travel to the nation’s capital on July 28th to tour war memorials at no cost to them.

The veterans will return to Oshkosh at the conclusion of the Friday afternoon air show and thousands of people will welcome them back home and give them the recognition they deserve.

Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programing, says, “The Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight is traditionally one of the best events of AirVenture week and this year is fitting as part of our ‘Vietnam Remembered: 50 Years Later’ schedule of activities.”

This is the ninth year that the Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight originated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh under the auspices of Old Glory Honor Flight of Appleton.