A plane carrying 68 Kentucky veterans of World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars returned home Saturday night after taking an Honor Flight from Lexington to Washington, D.C., to visit the nation's war memorials.
The free trip was sponsored by Touchstone Energy's 16 nonprofit electric co-ops and their East Kentucky Power Co-op, plus an anonymous donor.
Since the Honor Flight program was born 10 years ago in Springfield, Ohio, it has expanded into 125 hubs, or chapters, across the country. About 150,000 veterans have flown free to Washington and back, including nearly 1,800 Kentucky veterans
The veterans on Saturday's trip, recruited from Central and Eastern Kentucky, saw Arlington National Cemetery, and the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War memorials.