Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois completed their seventh flight to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 after a nearly two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The all-volunteer group departed Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois at 5:30am for a day packed with visits to memorials in our nation's capitol. This flight carried 87 veterans, including three World War II veterans.
Flight 7 made stops at the National World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Vietnam War Memorial before breaking for lunch. After lunch, a surprise additional stop was added to the tour with stops at the Franklin Delanor Roosevelt Memorial and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. These stops had never been included in a Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois [...Read more]