Indy Honor flight takes veterans to national memorials in Washington


Tribune staff reports

Five veterans recently toured the national war memorials in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Kenneth Bobb, Robert Ellis, Jesse Kovener and Thomas Money from Seymour and Dr. Robert Burton of Fishers, former principal of Seymour High School and superintendent of Brownstown Central Community School Corp., were part of a group of veterans who participated in the tour.

The trip was organized by Indy Honor Flight, a group that transports veterans of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War to the nation’s capital at no cost to the veterans.

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The group left from Plainfield High School and was taken to the airport April 23. Upon arrival in Washington, D.C., they boarded buses and were transported to Arlington National Cemetery, the World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial and Lincoln Memorial.

Each veteran is assigned a chaperone who makes sure the veteran is cared for. Wheelchairs are available for those who cannot walk, and all meals are provided.

Upon their return to Indiana late that night, the veterans were welcomed home with a celebration in the Plainfield High School gymnasium.

For information about future tours or to nominate a veteran to take part in Indy Honor Flight, call 317-559-1600 or email [email protected].

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