Veterans’ Honor Flight set for Saturday


More than 80 World War II veterans will visit memorials dedicated in their honor during a trip to Washington, D.C., Saturday as part of the third official “Honor Flight” from Little Rock.

A commercial jet has been chartered to fly the veterans free of charge from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, to Washington and back.

The group, which will include veterans up to 94 years old, will see the World War II Memorial as well as other military memorials during their day in the nation’s capital.

Donations for the project were provided by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas and logistical support from Tyson Foods and other volunteers.