Honor flight to San Diego looking for WWII and Korean War veterans for a trip

Honor Flight San Diego has started a search for WWII and Korean War veterans in San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties for an honor flight to Washington, DC, the group recently announced.

The awareness campaign, “Operation Find Our Vets,” is part of the organization’s efforts during Military Appreciation Month.

“Finding male and female veterans of WWII and Korea has never been more urgent,” said Julie Brightwell, president of Honor Flight San Diego. “Korea’s youngest veteran is around 87, with many veterans up to 90 and over 100. We know they’re out there, we just need to find them.

The organization – which sends veterans to the nation’s capital to honor their service – has partnered with the San Diego County Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, the USS Midway Museum, and the Alpine Veterans Wall of Honor to help find veterans. Other organizations can contact Honor Flight San Diego if they wish to join in the search for veterans.

Community members can connect with the group at [email protected] or 800-655-6997. Applications for WWII and Korean Period Veterans can be downloaded at HonorFlightSanDiego.org.

The Honor Flights is a three-day trip to Washington, DC, to visit memorials built for the service and sacrifice of veterans. Priority is given to the elderly and people with terminal illnesses. There is no cost to the veterans for the trip. The next trip is tentatively scheduled for October 1-3.

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