Honor Flight Northland Departs Saturday

By KBJR News 1

Honor Flight Northland Departs Saturday

May 13, 2011 Updated May 13, 2011 at 10:50 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - This Saturday (5/14), 100 Northland World War II Veterans will embark on the journey of a lifetime to visit their memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Northland Honor Flight will fly veterans, free of charge, to Washington D.C. for a day-long trip on May 14th. The organization has spent the last six months fundraising for the trip.

104 veterans, 44 guardians and three doctors are scheduled to fly on the first flight leaving Duluth International at 6 a.m. Saturday.

It will be a wet day for the large group as they travel to various memorials in the Nation's Capitol. Weather reports indicate there is a 50% chance of showers with a 70 degree high.

The Northland's NewsCenter's Kevin Jacobsen will be along for the journey to capture the sights and sounds as Veterans reflect on their time spent serving their country.

Kevin's series, "Honor Flight Northland: Celebrating the Greatest Generation" will air next week at ten on the Northland's NewsCenter.

According to organizers, response in interest and donations has been so overwhelming, they are in the process of planning another trip to D.C. on October 1st.

Written for the web by Kevin Jacobsen
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