Honor Flight Recruiting WWII Veterans from Rural Kentucky

Mar 22, 2018

Charles Adams, Sr., 92, of Bowling Green was on the inaugural flight to Washington D.C. when Honor Flight started a Bluegrass chapter.
Credit Lisa Autry

A non-profit based in Louisville is recruiting Kentucky’s World War Two veterans for a special trip to Washington D.C. 

The Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter is looking for at least 60 veterans from south central and west Kentucky to visit their memorials on D-Day.  The trip on June 5-6 is free and open to all World War Two veterans from every branch of the military. 

Ninety-two-year-old Charles Adams of Bowling Green took the trip about ten years ago.

"I enjoyed my flight completely. I got to see things I would have never seen before," said Adams. "If you know a veteran or are a veteran, don't be bashful about signing up for this because you deserve it."

Representatives with Honor Flight say they’re especially hoping to identify veterans from the rural areas of Kentucky for the trip.  The group says those veterans have been harder to find, and they don’t want anyone to miss out as the nation loses about 400 World War Two veterans a day. 

Other trips are planned later this year for Korean and Vietnam veterans.