LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The Lafayette Gold Star Mothers are getting ready for another Honor Flight to the nation's capital.
June 24 will be the fifth Honor Flight for World War II and Korean War veterans. The trip, funded entirely through donations, takes vets to Washington, D.C. They spend the day visiting the monuments and memorials in their honor before returning home in the evening.
Pam Mow, one of the trip's organizers, said the interest in the Honor Flight program has been incredible. In addition to the June trip, another trip is being organized for the fall and possibly one later in the year.
Donations for the June trip and future trips are currently needed. You can donate online via the Gold Star Mothers' website. There are also several fundraisers coming up where you can help the cause:
- June 12: Beginning at 11 a.m., a percentage of the day's receipts at Nine Irish Brothers will be donated to the June 24 trip.
- June 13: From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 20 percent of receipts put into a black box at Chick-Fil-A will be donated to the Greater Lafayette Honor Flight program
- June 27: From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Dari-licious in Crawfordsville, milk shakes will be on sale for half price. $1 from each milkshake sold will be donated to the Greater Lafayette Honor Flight. A special program is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- July 28: American Legion Post 11 is hosting a Golf Scramble at the Edwood Glen Country Club to benefit the Greater Lafayette Honor Flight program. Contact Post 11 at (765) 474-5851 to sign up.
- Aug. 31: The Oakdale Dam Inn is hosting a "Tip-A-Soldier Night" from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tips benefit the Greater Lafayette Honor Flight Program.
The Lafayette Gold Star Mothers are mothers and families who have lost a son or daughter while serving in the military. The Honor Flight program is a way they honor their child's sacrifice.
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