SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A Boy Scout troop in Spokane Valley raised money for Honor Flight on Tuesday night.
Members of Troop 494 busted tables, swept floors and greeted customers at Ron's Drive-In. The money raised from the fundraiser will go toward Honor Flight.
Over the past three years, Spokane Honor Flight has sent over 500 veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the nation's war memorials. The trip doesn't cost these veterans anything.Boy Scouts help raise money for Honor Flight
It's funded entirely by community donations and that's why fundraisers like this one are so important.
These Boy Scouts realize the significance of Honor Flight and say they are so excited to be able to give back to our veterans!
"It's a pretty cool program because I think most of us in scouts have a grandpa that was in WWII," Boy Scout Cody Carlson said.
"It means a lot to them that we give them money that they can go to DC," Boy Scout William Duncan added.
There is a long waiting list for the Spokane Honor Flight so every dollar that can be raised makes a big difference in sending as many local veterans to DC as possible.
The next honor flight leaves on Friday, November 2nd. Everyone is invited to attend a send-off ceremony at the airport at 8:15 a.m.