Fundraising Continues for Honor Flight Northland

By KBJR News 1

March 26, 2011 Updated Mar 27, 2011 at 2:24 AM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's Newscenter)---Fundraising has allowed 100 WWII veterans to fly to Washington D.C. and view the Veterans Memorial free of cost.

A spaghetti dinner held at the American Legion in West Duluth continued fundraising specifically for veterans from the Local Honor Guard.

Four veterans from the Local Honor Guard have secured spots on the plane.

The cost to send one veteran on the flight is $600.

Honor Flight Northland says the fundraising will continue until all veterans interested get a chance to see the Veterans Memorial erected in their honor.

"What it does is it gets them to talk, talk about it with their families, give them something to look forward to," said Judy Greske, Co-chair of Honor Flight Northland. "Thousands have gone across the country so it's a big deal."

Last weekend, Honor Flight Northland raised $14,000. The organization hopes to raise $95,000 total.

Written and posted to the web: Jennifer Walch