HONOR FLIGHT: Fort Dodge Vets To Visit D.C.

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Iowa Veterans leave this weekend on a trip with fellow service members to see a war memorial built in their honor.

Veterans from the Fort Dodge area are on the next honor flight to Washington D.C.

The Brushy Creek area honor flight committee has organized six honor flights so far.

Flight number seven leaves the Fort Dodge Airport around 6:45 Saturday morning.  The veterans will spend the day touring monuments in Washington and return to Fort Dodge late Saturday night.

And there’s a good mix of veterans on the trip.

“This honor flight has over 100 veterans.  About 15 or 16 are World War II Veterans and the rest are Korean War Veterans,” said Fort Dodge Airport Director Rhonda Chambers.

The public is welcome to come out to the airport Saturday to help send the veterans off and to welcome them back home.  Their flight is scheduled to arrive home around 10:30 p.m. but organizers are asking that people get there a little early.

The Fort Dodge Messenger said materials to make signs will be available for people at the airport.

Honor flight number eight is set to leave Fort Dodge next May.