The Never Forgotten Honor Flight is an organization that honors war veterans by flying local veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iwo Jima Marine Corps and Air Force memorials and the Lincoln Memorial, among other sights.
Two more trips are planned this fall, Sept. 8 and Oct. 6. Any veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.
The Guns and Hoses community family-oriented event will be held Sept. 13 in conjunction with the revival of the police and fire departments’ softball game, a tradition that fell out of practice years ago.
“Our intention is to make it a veteran’s recognition event with all proceeds going towards the Honor Flight,” said Stevens Point Chief of Police Kevin Ruder.
Right now, Portage County has 36 veterans on a waiting list for upcoming Honor Flight trips, Ruder said.
The trip costs $500 per person.