One Taylorville, three Shelbyville, and an Assumption veteran will be participating in the upcoming Land of Lincoln honor flight to Washington D.C. Tuesday, and they are looking forward to the experience. Alan Collebrusco of Taylorville, and Ron Chaney, Ed Henne, and Ken Rigan all of Shelbyville, and Ron Clutter of Assumption will be making the journey to D.C. to check out the war memorials, along with other important sites in the nation’s capital.
Collebrusco says he looks forward to seeing the World War II memorial.
Chaney is also excited for the trip. He says a friend told him about the Honor Flight program.
Their day will start before the sun rises on Tuesday for the flight. 81 veterans, along with a guardian for each, will be participating in the flight. The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight has been serving veterans in Illinois since May of 2009.