The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight program will be taking another group of veterans to Washington DC to reflect with their comrades and honor their service. The next flight is set to depart from Springfield on Tuesday, May 15. Veterans from Assumption, Carlinville, Chatham, Effingham, Hillsboro, Mattoon, Moweaqua, Mt. Zion, Pana, Pawnee, Rochester, Shelbyville, Springfield, Strasburg, Taylorville, Tower Hill, Vandalia, and Witt will all be included on the upcoming flight.
Joan Bortolon is the President of the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight Program. She says it is a busy day for everyone on the flight.
Bortolon says the program is an important way to give back to those for have served in Central and Southern Illinois.
This is the 49th flight put on by the program, but Bortolon says it is the first flight for each of the veterans booked for this trip. She says that makes those involved with the program as excited for this flight as they were for flight number one.