The organizers of the Quad Cities Honor Flight say their trip to Washington D.C. Thursday will go ahead as planned, despite the government shutdown.
“The trip is going to happen regardless and we have enough people in place to have a Plan B and a Plan C. They’ll have a memorable time. The veterans deserve it,” says Bob Morrison.
Organizers plan to take veterans to the Air Force Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
Those sites are still open to enjoy.
A reporter from the Stars and Stripes says the Park Police will let all veterans who are part of an Honor Flight visit the Wold War II memorial.
Tuesday, a Freedom Flight with Story County veterans aboard went to Washington, D.C. They were originally kept out of the World War II memorial, but moved the barriers aside to get in.
After Thursday’s trip, the next Honor Flight scheduled to leave the state will be on October 16th, from eastern Iowa.