SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Honor Flight is taking off Tuesday morning, sending World War II veterans to the nation's capital to experience their memorial, free of charge.
Honor Flight is a way to remember those who have served, and those who never came home. More than 100-thousand World War II veterans have flown to Washington D.C. to visit the memorial that honors their service and sacrifice and reminisce with fellow servicemen.
"It is a way of recognizing and rewarding the sacrifices in some cases of veterans who have served our country," says veteran Richard Nowell, scheduled for Tuesday's flight.
This particular flight is dedicated to the three airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base who list their lives during a refueling mission when their KC-135 crashed last year in Kyrgyzstan.
"I think it's quite an honor to those three who lost their lives in the service of our country. I think it's a great great way to dedicate this particular honor flight," says Nowell.
The 89 veterans on this flight will return on Wednesday.