Show-Me Honor Flight Returns to Sedalia
The Show-Me Honor Flight radiothon is coming up on Tuesday, May 22 from 6 am. – 7 p.m on our stations AM 1050 KSIS, 92.3 Bob-FM and Better Country, KIX 105. The idea of this program, for those that don’t know, is to send our World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans to Washington D.C.
Over the course of the last few years we have had the chance to promote the importance of saying thanks to our veterans, and one year I got to see it for myself as a media rep on a flight. To see the excitement of veterans getting to see their memorials is amazing.
I saw and heard many stories on this 24-hour trip, from people that were on the front lines to those that were in support roles. I’ve seen the treasure of a father, son, and grandson standing at the footsteps of the Iwo Jima Memorial. I’ve seen the happiness of random kids walking up to Veterans and saying thanks. I’ve seen former Congressman Ike Skelton and Former Senator Bob Dole always vigil whenever World War II Vets were at the memorial. The point is that it’s time for our remaining Vets to get this opportunity to experience it themselves and for it to continue.
Yesterday, over 40 vets from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War made that “Longest Day” trip. Thankfully, the skies did not rain on them and they all got see their respective memorials, all through your donations. It was also a bit of history as this was the first flight locally and one of the first nationwide to have veterans from those three wars.
Every single one of them said thanks to the Show Me Honor Flight Committee as they got off the bus at the Sedalia City Hall. So please take the time and say thanks, by donating at area Casey’s and during our radiothon next Tuesday from 6 am. – 7 p.m.
If you want to know more about the national program visit honorflight.org.