Four local veterans will be headed to Washington, DC early Tuesday morning to be a part of the first Honor Flight of the season.
Jeff Morlock helps coordinate the trips for local veterans and indicates their first trip is going to send four local veterans to Washington, DC to see all the memorials and landmarks.
The DeWitt County organizers always try to make the trip special for the veterans and Morlock says this year is no different. They'll have a police escort from the airport to the Dollar Tree in Clinton tonight when they return home. Additionally, Morlock is encouraging anyone with a heart for veterans to come out to the airport this evening to be a part of the welcome home.
The Honor Flight allows veterans to take a trip to Washington, DC for free. The organization does fundraising for future trips during their flights by collecting donations from those in attendance.
Morlock indicates they leave Springfield at 3:30 am and arrive home between 10 pm and 11 pm. You can visit landoflincolnhonorflight.org or contact him at 217-853-2530 and he can help you or a loved one get on the waiting list to visit the capitol.