100 local veterans take first Inland Northwest Honor Flight to D.C. since 2019

SPOKANE, Wash. — Some of our local veterans are taking an honor fight to Washington D.C. for the first Inland Northwest Honor Flight trip in two years.

Inland Northwest Honor Flight’s mission is to transport Inland Northwest war veterans to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

This is the first honor flight that’s been able to happen since October 2019.

The trip takes 100 local veterans to visit the memorials.

This year, there are 94 Vietnam War veterans, five Korean War veterans and one World War II veteran.

Checking in will begin early the morning of Monday, April 25, then at 6:30am at the Alaska-Airlines baggage claim area, a pre-flight ceremony will take place.

It is to pay tribute to 12 veterans who’ve passed away since first being called for this flight in 2020 and 12 others who are no longer able to make the trip.

The veterans will return from this trip tomorrow on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

The community is invited to see them off and welcome them home!

After they land in Spokane Tuesday night, meet them and greet them at the A/B Concourse area.

To follow the veterans on their journey and stay up to date on their return to Spokane, see the Inland Northwest Honor Flight Facebook page.