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Honor Flight of WWII veterans off to Wash. DC

Eight of the 30 WWII veterans who will be flying to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII Memorial will ride the bus to Phoenix Nov. 4 to catch a flight. The Yavapai Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have paid the veterans’ expenses for the Honor Flight, hotel and meals, about $900 each.<br>
Trib Photo/Sue Tone

Eight of the 30 WWII veterans who will be flying to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII Memorial will ride the bus to Phoenix Nov. 4 to catch a flight. The Yavapai Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have paid the veterans’ expenses for the Honor Flight, hotel and meals, about $900 each.<br> Trib Photo/Sue Tone

The Yavapai Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have paid for 30 World War II veterans to travel to Washington, D.C., in November. This is the second full flight of veterans the organization has sponsored this year.

The veterans and about 25 guardians fly out Nov. 4 and return on Nov. 6, said Roslyn Reed.

Prior to leaving Prescott Valley, DAR chapter members will meet the veterans at the PV Event Center parking lot at Glassford Hill and Florentine at 6:45 a.m. and serve juice and muffins before giving them a send off. Seven DAR members will accompany the veterans to Phoenix to help with breakfast and see them off from Sky Harbor Airport, said Dorothy Castanos, 2nd Vice Regent.

Honor Flights began in 2005 and exist in 43 states. The average age of WWII veterans taking part in the trips is 91. Veterans' flights are provided free; and guardians pay their own way. The cost for veterans is $900, which covers the flight, meals, bus in Washington, D.C., and hotel.

For more information about Honor Flight Arizona, visit honorflightaz.org, or call 928-377-1020. For more information on the Yavapai Chapter of DAR, call 928-772-0814. They meet the fourth Wednesday of the month.

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