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The community of Clinton is once again represented on the Honor Flight, which takes veterans of past wars, free of charge, to the various sights of Washington, D.C.

 

Often on Regional Radio News, you're able to hear about the Honor Flight while veterans are away, or from them once they've returned, but today we feature a Veteran while he is in Washington, D.C.

 

Bob Thomas served during the Korean War and was in the nation's capitol Tuesday for the Honor Flight. He says seeing all the sights and memorials has left him humbled.

 

 

Thomas is Steve Wilson's father-in-law and says it is humbling to be able to be with him on the Honor Flight and says it's humbling to be among so many that served this country.

 

 

The veterans on the Honor Flight will be welcomed home tonight by local authorities. To be a part of the welcome home, go to the new Dollar Tree parking lot between 9:30 and 10 pm tonight as they are escorted back to town.

 

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in being a part of future flights to Washington, D.C. as a part of the Honor Flight, contact Wilson through the Clinton Rotary Club.

 

You can also contact Jeff Morlock, at 217-853-2530.

 

Veterans make the trip free of charge. Veterans from World War II and the Vietnam War have first priority to make sure as many of them are able to make the trip as possible because of many aging out. 

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