MN Masons Donate $12,000 to Honor Flight

By KBJR News 1

April 14, 2011 Updated Apr 14, 2011 at 8:43 PM CST

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - More veterans will get to travel to Washington D.C., thanks to a $12,000 donation to the Northland Honor Flight program.

Thursday, the Northland Masonic Lodges and Minnesota Masonic Charities handed over checks to Honor Flight Network organizers.

The Honor Flight helps transport World War II veterans to visit their memorial.

Northeastern Minnesota Lodges, along with Masonic Charities and the Grand Lodge of Minnesota believe the cause is an important one.

"Because of the sacrifice made by World War II veterans and the fact that it took so long for their memorial to be built in Washington and the fact that with advancing time and their age, many of them would never get to see that memorial," said Eric Neetenbeek, CEO and President of Minnesota Masonic Charities.

The Honor Flight gives priority to veterans who are terminally-ill.

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