ESCANABA– The 85 veterans who took the trip to Washington D.C. returned home yesterday around 8:47pm.
This is the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight’s 17th time flying to our nations capital. The 85 veterans from different wars such as World War II, Korean and Vietnam, were greeted by many friends and family. Along with that, the veterans received tons of handshakes and appreciation from people all over who wanted to show their respect to the men and woman who served our country.
“I should’ve done this long ago,” said Jerry Irby, a war veteran who recently went on the trip. “I’m going to suggest to my veteran fellas and gals out there to step forward and take this trip. It will give you pride for doing service for our country. There is not a frown in the place. These people as ecstatic about what they just been through. The families are here support their veterans and this going to continue to grow. Honor Flight in the Upper Peninsula is here to stay.”
All the money that was made from this event, will go towards the next honor flight that is scheduled to take place in May of 2020.