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Honor Flight of Central Oregon gives veterans an opportunity to see memorials in Washington D.C.

Honor Flight of Central Oregon gives veterans an opportunity to see memorials in Washington D.C.

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Honor Flight of Central Oregon is almost ready for take-off on September 21. This is the second Honor Flight since Covid. There are 29 veterans that will be on the flight for four days and all expenses are paid. Veterans will see about 11 memorials and monuments in Washington D.C.

Veterans filled out an application on the website where it’s first come, first served. When flights are being booked, the names are pulled by the date of the application.

Honor Flight Participant, James Gabriel, said he’s been waiting almost four years for this opportunity. He served in the Vietnam war.

“I think I’m going to probably relive some of my experiences while I was in the service,” Gabriel said. “For me, it’s a very emotional kind of thing– to go back and wonder about the people I served with and lost contact with.”

Honor Flight of Oregon President Dane Prevatt said, “It’s amazing to see their reactions because of the enormity of what they did and what they’ve done. Seeing it through the lens of Honor Flight is completely different than just going to D.C.”

Kelsey McGee is speaking with an Honor Flight of Central Oregon participant and president to learn more about the trip. Her report will be on NewsChannel 21 at Six.

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