May 1 is the first day of National Military Appreciation Month, and it is the one–day trip of a lifetime for about 80 Upper Michigan World War Two veterans.
The third installment of the U.P. Honor Flight left Escanaba Wednesday morning for the round-trip, day-long visit to Washington, D.C. The trip is provided at no cost to the veterans.
The theme of the day: patriotism.
All veterans were matched with a personal guardian to help them visited memorial and landmarks in the nation’s capitol. The group is expected to return to the Delta County Airport later Wednesday night to a Welcome Home Reception that starts at 7 p.m.