New Program Helps Veterans Make Trip to Washington

By: Matt Galka Email
By: Matt Galka Email
Leon County is partnering with the Honor Flight network to provide free trips to veterans to Washington, D.C.

(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Leon County, FL - Honor Flight Tallahassee was introduced Thursday outside of the Leon County Courthouse.

The program was established as a way to give back to local veterans by sending them to Washington, D.C. so they can reflect on the memorials built to honor our military's sacrifices. All of this is done at no cost to the veteran.

"We need to show that we support our veterans.With the momentous events that happened in World War II and giving veterans the opportunity that's place there in their honor, it should be a priority not only for Leon County but counties across the nation," said Leon County Commissioner Nick Maddox.

Mac Kemp, the chairman of Honor Flight Tallahassee, added "They sacrificed, they went and fought for our freedoms, and we really want to make them feel like we appreciate what they did, because, I mean personally, I feel like everything i have today is partially because of what they did."

right now Honor Flight is looking for names of local Veterans as well as volunteers. For information on how to help, contact Honor Flight Tallahassee by going to their website or calling 1-888-881-1566.

They are accepting volunteer time or donations.

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