Honor Flight Northland Veterans and Guardians Finalize Plans

By KBJR News 1

April 30, 2011 Updated Apr 30, 2011 at 11:12 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northlands Newscenter)--As the departure day of Honor Flight Northland nears, veterans and their guardians continue to prepare for the trip to Washington D.C.

Today veterans, guardians and doctors learned more details of the trip.

Veterans are advised to pack light, wear comfortable shoes and to stay near their guardian at all times.

Both Veterans and Guardians were given different colored T–shirts to wear on the trip, veterans are allowed to wear old unit insignia on parts of their uniform.

Each veteran received a backpack filled with travel supplies.
104 veterans, 44 guardians and three doctors are scheduled to fly on the first flight in May.

The guardians say they're excited and prepared for what they expect to be a smooth trip.

"I suspect that it's not actually going to be to many challenges," said Patra Sevastiades. "I think the emotional context will be amazing to witness, but they seem so responsive, and so...It's a lovely group of people."

If you'd like to help support the honor flight...a fundraiser dinner is being held Sunday night at Grandma's Sports Garden in Duluth.

The event kicks off at four.

Posted to the web: Jennifer Walch
jwalch@northlandsnewscenter.com