Honor Flights Help Veterans See Memorials

Published on September 12, 2013 at 01:07PM


(SALT LAKE CITY) – A new effort is beginning in Utah to help the state’s older military veterans see the memorials in Washington, D.C., that have been dedicated to their service. The Community Foundation of Utah is helping launch Panoramaland Honor Flight of Utah as part of the national Honor Flight Network. This nonprofit program has helped nearly 100,000 veterans see the World War II, Korean, Vietnam and Iwo Jima memorials, as well as Arlington National Cemetery. Fraser Nelson, who heads the Community Foundation, said donations help honor the vets for their years of service. Nelson says, “Giving them the opportunity to see what this nation built in honor of them, and to receive the accolades of the nation through these memorials.” The cost to send a veteran on an Honor Flight is about $700. Donations can be made online through the Utah Community Foundation, www.utahcf.org. The public is invited to hear more about the Honor Flight program at a meeting tonight in Richfield at the Sevier Valley Center beginning at 6. Information about the Honor Flight Network is available at www.honorflight.org.