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Honor Flight of the Central Coast looking for veterans to apply for Tour of Honor

Posted at 8:15 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 23:15:32-05

Honor Flight of the Central Coast is inviting local World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans to apply for a three-day “Tour of Honor” trip to Washington, D.C.

Honor Flight is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping local veterans.

The three-day all-expenses paid “Tour of Honor” trips are scheduled for May 6 through May 8, 2019, and June 10 through June 12, 2019, with a third trip pending this fall.

Senior veterans will be able to go on a guided tour of military memorials and monuments, as well as other points of interest in the D.C. Area.

According to Honor Flight of the Central Coast President Bear McGill, the purpose of the program is to recognize the men and women honored by the memorials.

McGill said Honor Flight of the Central Coast is working hard to identify any WWII and Korean veterans who may have an interest in the trip, especially aging veterans.

“We are fighting the clock on our aging vets,” McGill said.

Accommodations are made for veterans who need them.

Additionally, a medical professional travels with the group, and every veteran is accompanied by a guardian, usually a family member, who pays his or her own way.

While Honor Flight of the Central Coast focuses on local veterans, the trips are not limited to SLO and Santa Barbara County residents.

“What’s important to us is getting our aging veterans to D.C.,” McGill said. “If we have room and the veteran and guardian can get here, we’ll make it work.”

Friends and family members of eligible candidates are encouraged to contact Honor Flight to learn more.

To inquire about future trips, contact

Additional information can be found here.