Fargo – The WDAY Honor Flight Committee has announced the date for the next Honor Flight trip. The flight is scheduled to take off from Fargo’s Hector International Airport on May 14th and return May 15th. The flight marks the 10th anniversary of the first Honor Flight taken out of Fargo.
Approximately 90-100 area WWII and Korean War veterans will fly on the chartered plane and visit the sites of Washington D. C., including the WWII and Korean War Memorials. They will also enjoy a banquet in their honor. The entire trip is completely free of charge to the veterans and a way for the community to say “thank you.”
The veterans are chosen for the flight from the existing wait list with priority given to date of application as well as dates of service. Those veterans will be receiving letters from the committee inviting them to participate on this flight. The letters will be sent in the next couple of days. Veterans not selected will remain on the waiting list for a possible future flight.
The first WDAY Honor Flight (then known as the WDAY WWII Honor Flight) flew out of Fargo May 3-5, 2007 carrying 103 WWII veterans. Since that time, the WDAY Honor Flight has flown from Fargo to Washington, D.C. seven times carrying both WWII and Korean War veterans with the most recent trip taken in October 2016.
Fundraising efforts continue to help finance this trip as well as future trips. It costs about $150,000 for one Honor Flight trip. For more information about how to apply to the trip or donate to the trip, follow the links on this website.