Honor Flight

LIVE: Veterans Honor Flight Prepares To Take Off

Around 100 Veterans Flying To Washington, D.C. This Weekend

  About 100 veterans will get the trip of a lifetime this weekend on the latest Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN. They’re leaving on Sunday, May 19th for a trip to Washington, D.C. The veterans will visit war memorials honoring their service, then get a banquet in their honor. This flight includes 16 World War II veterans, including vets up…

Governor Burgum Thanks First Native Veterans Honor Flight Members

The flight departed Monday from Bismarck Airport and will return Tuesday night

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum helped send off 100 military veterans on the first North Dakota Native Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. The flight to see the memorials in their honor includes representation from all five tribal nations in North Dakota. The flight departed from Bismarck Airport and will return Tuesday night. About 155 people are making the trip,…

Sharing War Stories: 88 Local Veterans Spent Two Days In Washington, D.C.

They were selected for the latest North Dakota-Minnesota Veterans Honor Flight

FARGO, N.D. — They were a group of 88 of our area’s finest service members. They were just the latest heroes to take the North Dakota-Minnesota Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. We went along for the ride and it was a 2-day whirlwind of activity as we took in memorial after memorial, shared lunches and snacks and more importantly shared…

Veterans Get Heroes Welcome From Honor Flight

FARGO, N.D. – It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for North Dakota and Minnesota veterans. They’ve seen monuments and memorials built for their hard work defending our country, and they made their way back home Monday night. Click the video above to see their warm welcome home at Hector International Airport. Tags: FARGO, Honor Flight, minnesota, MN, ND, north dakota,…

Veterans See Memorials Made Because of Their Sacrifices During Honor Flight

WASHINGTON – 88 of our area’s finest veterans are all tuckered out. They are just wrapping up the latest Honor Flight. From the Washington Monument all the way to the Lincoln Memorial veterans are checking out memorials and heading to the Vietnam memorial, Korean Conflict Memorial and World War II Memorial. Day two started bright and early with a police escort to the…

Wounded War Veteran From Hawley, Minnesota Prepares For Honor Flight

Curtis Johnson Was Wounded During The War In Korea In 1952

HAWLEY, Minn. — On Sunday, another group of our local war heroes will board a plane for our nation’s capital. Veterans from World War Two, Korea and Vietnam are taking the Honor Flight to see the memorials in their honor. KVRR anchor TJ Nelson and chief photographer John Hanson are going on the trip. They had the privilege of meeting just…

Moorhead Dairy Queen Raises Money for Veterans’ Honor Flight

They donated half of their total sales for the day

MOORHEAD, Minn.–  The Moorhead Dairy Queen donated half of their total sales for the day to the Veterans’ Honor Flight. The flight takes veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials in their honor. This is the third year Dairy Queen has been donating to the cause. It’s also in memory of the founder of the Moorhead location, Bob Litherland,…

Veterans Honor Flight Exhibit Opens, Shows Impact of Trip

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Roughly 1,100 veterans have traveled to Washington, D.C. on the Veterans Honor Flight of North Dakota and Minnesota over the last 11 years. As another way to say thank you to those who gave so much and to show how much they enjoyed seeing monuments in their honor, the Honor Flight opens an exhibit in Moorhead. Dean…

Fargo VFW Holds Community Picnic

They raised money to go towards the next Honor Flight

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo’s branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) held a community picnic that goes along with the State VFW Convention. The event was open to the public, with hotdogs and hamburgers being served. There were also booths giving information on how people can serve veterans. Free–will donations were taken, and the money raised will go towards the next…

Reflecting On Times of War: Honor Flight Helps Veterans Find Peace

Their trip to D.C. also helped them to create some new memories that'll last a lifetime

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The wars may be over, but the memories live on for the veterans who fought in them. You could see it in more than 80 of them who went on this year’s honor flight to D.C. Joe Jimenez was just 20 years old when he enlisted as an Army clerk serving in Vietnam. Little did he know he…