Honor Flight Northern Colorado makes its 20th flight this May
January 29, 2018
Honor Flight Northern Colorado, a two-day trip that takes war veterans to see the Washington, D.C. war memorials, will make its 20th flight this year. The flight will take 123 vets, more than half of them from the Vietnam War, to D.C. on May 6.
Honor Flight Northern Colorado was founded by local Vietnam vet Stan Cass with the goal of taking World War II vets to see the memorials.
The flight recently expanded to start taking Korean and Vietnam war vets. The vets will depart for the airport from Embassy Suites in Loveland on May 6.
The vets travel with volunteers — known as Guardians — who help them throughout the trip.
"With so many Vets wanting to go, and with the two-day trip being so popular, we have almost twice as many Guardian applicants as we need," Cass said in an email. "But, this amazing part of Colorado continues to give all the financial support we need, and we will continue to fly twice a year — May and September — sending 123 vets to have the experience."
For more information, call Cass at (970) 396-8487 or Jim Kepler at (970) 396-6918.