Five area veterans got the opportunity to take the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Washington D.C. on Tuesday. Alan Collebrusco of Taylorville, and Ron Chaney, Ed Henne, and Ken Rigan all of Shelbyville, and Ron Clutter of Assumption all took part in the day-long trip. Participants got to visit the war memorials in D.C., the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and more in their visit to the nation’s capital.
Shelbyville veteran Ed Henne called the trip a thrill of a lifetime.
Kenneth Rigan, also of Shelbyville the trip from beginning to end was excellently planned and executed.
81 Illinois veterans participated in the Honor Flight on Tuesday, coming from all across the state. The next scheduled Honor Flight is set for June 20th. For more information or to sign up, you can visit the organization’s website by clicking here.