Honor Flight Northland includes Lake County veteransVeterans of World War II from the region, including Lake County, enthusiastically returned from a May 15 visit to the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. along with other sights.
By: News-Chronicle staff, Lake County News-Chronicle
Veterans of World War II from the region, including Lake County, enthusiastically returned from a May 15 visit to the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. along with other sights. The trip was organized by the nonprofit organization Honor Flight Northland.
Among the 85 veterans with 77 guardians and support personnel were Lake County’s Don Bolen, Oden Alrick, Kenny Ohlund, Morris Moen and Robert Naslund.
Honor Flight Northland was created to honor veterans living in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. The organization transports veterans to Washington to visit and reflect on their memorials.
The World War II memorial opened to the public in 2004 and is located on the National Mall on the east end of the Reflecting Pool between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.
Honor Flight Northland is scheduling more trips for September and October. The trips are free for veterans. For more information, contact Honor Flight Northland, P.O. Box 7229, Duluth, MN 55807, (218) 409-6110, or visit the website: honorflightnorthland.org