Thanks to over 500 donors from across Nebraska, 460 Korean War veterans from 200 communities will depart March 25th for the final Korean War Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
Organized by volunteers Bill and Evonne Williams of Omaha, Operation Airlift will consist of three chartered planes with a traveling party of 581, including volunteers and medical personnel. According to national Honor Flight Network officials, this will be the single largest Honor Flight group since it was established in 2005.
The itinerary includes stops at the Korean War Memorial, World War II Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and the Air Force Memorial.
Patriotic Productions of Omaha said in January a final flight was uncertain after a donor reduced his pledge from $100,000 to $20,000. Williams issued another call for donations to help the veterans make the trip.
They'll visit the memorials and take in other sights on their all-expense-paid journey, returning to Omaha that night. He organized a similar trip in October for 135 veterans.