May 23rd may be another day to some, but for five area veterans, it will be a huge day as the participate in the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Washington D.C. The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight program has been flying Illinois veterans to D.C. since May of 2009, and has flown about 3,300 veterans to date. 100 of those veterans have been from Christian County.
Land of Lincoln Honor Flight Board Member John Dust says their day will be packed, and describes the morning portion of the trip.
Dust says the afternoon is just as activity-filled as the morning, and talks about what the veterans will do in the afternoon.
Eighty-one veterans along with their guardians will participate in the Honor Flight on May 23rd. The trip comes at no cost to the veteran and there is no government assistance. The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight now has five to six flights per year for those in Illinois that have served.