The first Honor Flight from Lexington's Blue Grass Airport to Washington, D.C. will be June 6, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France. An Honor Flight transports veterans who have never had the chance to fly to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials. Transportation is provided at no cost to the veteran. Priority is given to senior veterans — World War II survivors, along with veterans who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Luggage donations requested
Honor Flights Bluegrass Chapter is seeking applications from Veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War who are able to travel. Also needed are guardians to accompany the veterans, many who have mobility issues and other physical challenges.
Applications for June's Honor Flight can be found at Honorflightbluegrass.org. More information about Honor Flight can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org and by calling (888) 998-1941. The deadline for applications is March 31.
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Donations of good, clean, used luggage are being accept for an upcoming Independent Living Conference for Kentucky's foster/adopted youth. More than 90 foster/adopted youth are expected to attend.
"I would like to provide one piece of large luggage or large dufflebag, as well as back packs or carry bags, for participants that need them," Don Pratt, collection coordinator, wrote in an email.
To donate, contact Pratt at (859) 552-2235. Donations can also be left at 210 Walton Avenue or at Bella Blooms in Brannon Crossing.