Courtesy Utah Honor Flight

Utah Honor Flight takes 25 Central Utah Veterans to D.C.

The Utah Honor Flight is in D.C. with 25 Central Utah Vietnam Veterans.

All those veterans were able to go on the honor flight through local fundraising efforts in Sevier County through the last year.

Tom Rose with Run for the Vets led part of that effort to raise funds and says they were able to raise over their $25,000 goal.

In addition to the trip to D.C to see memorials, organisers are asking for residents of Sevier County to join in a special welcome-home on Saturday.

As the group’s bus travels home from the airport Saturday evening, well-wishers can line their route through Gunnison, Salina and Richfield.

The group is expected to arrive in Richfield around 6:30 p.m. Organisers ask people to line the street on Main Street between 300 North and 200 South to wave flags and welcome the verans home.

Get updates on Saturday on Facebook at Utah Honor Flight.

Interview on Friday Morning’s Morning Talk with Robert Lovell and Aimee Cobabe.

Mike Turner and Tom Rose pose with a $25,000 check to the Utah Honor Flight. The money comes from the Run for the Vets, which raised the money through several charity events and allowed for 25 central Utah Veterans to travel to D.C. on an Honor Flight.