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WWII and Korean War veterans sought for Honor Flight to DC to visit memorials

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Chesterton American Legion Post 170 is seeking WWII and Korean War veterans interested in the Honor Flight Chicago, which honors those who served and provides a no-cost opportunity--funded by private donations--to visit the memorials in Washington, D.C.

Applications are available by contacting Trina Hess at (219) 926-1443.

Veterans must complete the application and a medical form, after which the Honor Flight team works to issue invitations three to four weeks before the flight date. Scheduled flights are on Wednesdays: April 9, May 7, June 4, July 2, and July 30. Additional dates will be found on

The only requirement to pass through security is a valid government-issued state identification (driverís license, state ID, passport). It is recommended that you bring two daysí worth of medications with you.

Itinerary: arrive at Midway Airport at 8 p.m.; travel through Washington, D.C. on luxury buses; participate in a short ceremony at the memorial honoring the fallen.

Wheelchairs will be available for all veterans and oxygen with a doctorís prescription. Trained support personnel will also be on hand for every veteran on the flight.






Posted 3/10/2014