Fundraising Efforts Continue for 2nd Honor Flight

By KBJR News 1

September 11, 2011 Updated Sep 11, 2011 at 10:43 PM CDT

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - Efforts continue to send a second group of veterans to D.C to visit the World War Two Memorial in October.

Tonight at Barker's Island in Superior live music by Rock a Billy Revue entertained at crowd of more than 100 people at a fundraiser for the flight.

Volunteers with the effort say they hope to raise enough money to cover at least two veterans.

Volunteers say it's important for the public to take part in helping get these vets to a place volunteers say offers them closure.

"It's something happy. It's a happy event it's a good thing to do with all the things, the tragedies in the world this is a happy thing to do and it means so much to so many people," said Judy Greske, a volunter with the Honor Flight.

All of the proceed from tonight will go towards the second Honor Flight.

Greske says each flight costs around $90,000.