Honor Flight

Community welcomes home local heroes from the Honor Flight

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Everyone at Fargo’s Hector International Airport was beaming with patriotism as the Honor Flight of North Dakota, Minnesota is welcomed back from Washington, DC. The airport was filled with red, white and blue as our local heroes touched back down in Fargo around 7:00 Monday night after a weekend after seeing memorials built by their sacrifice…

Moorhead veteran gets surprised for 100th birthday with drive-by celebration

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Family, friends and even strangers came together Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 100th birthday of a U.S. Navy veteran from Moorhead. Reflecting on previous birthdays, Martin Pelkey says there isn’t one in particular that stands out. “It’s been one right after the other,” he laughed. Until now, that is. With tears in his eyes, Pelkey reluctantly…

Board Suspends All Honor Flights Through June

The Honor Flight program to fly our nation’s military heroes to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials in their honor remains on hold. The national Board of Directors has decided to suspend all Honor Flights through June 30. They cited a number of factors in making the decision including the status of the vaccine rollout and group gathering restrictions in…

All Honor Flights For 2020 Postponed

Some disappointing news for our war heroes waiting to take the next Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Honor Flight Network has postponed all trips for the 2020 flight season in response to COVID-19. ​ They say that those with questions about their individual trip should contact their local Honor Flight hub. More than 23,000 veterans were given free trips to…

ND/MN Honor Flight Cancelled Due to Risk of COVID-19

Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN was scheduled for April 26th - 27th.

All National Honor Flight trips have been suspended through April, 30 due to the high risk of COVID-19 exposure. The Honor Flight Network made the announcement Wednesday morning. The Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN was scheduled for April 26 and 27. The Board of Directors is working to contact anyone who was scheduled for this trip to inform them of…

Rob Kupec speaks at Moorhead Lions Club meeting

Our very own Rob Kupec was there to talk about the potential for spring flooding.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Twice a month, they meet to talk about different issues facing the community and invite guest speakers. Rob was there to talk about the potential for spring flooding. The club also discussed their upcoming event on March 29 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in South Moorhead. They’ll host a ham dinner to raise funds for the Honor…

Barnesville VFW Hosts Christmas On Front Street

The money raised went to the MN/ND Honor Flight and the Barnesville Food Pantry

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — People are packing into the VFW to eat some good chili, support vets and help people in need. “It’s a fundraiser for the North Dakota Minnesota Veterans Honor Flight and we are also sharing profits with the Barnesville food pantry, it’s a chili feed with a bake sale and a silent wreath auction,” Vice President Barnesville VFW…

Special Veterans Celebration Held At Touchmark at Harwood Groves

The staff set up a wall of memorabilia that many of the veterans had during their service overseas

FARGO, N.D. — Veterans at Touchmark at Harwood Groves were the guest of honor at a special celebration. In honor of their service, veterans were invited to stand and be recognized by staff, family, and friends at Touchmark. The staff set up a wall of memorabilia that many of the veterans had during their service overseas. A presentation by physical…

Veteran Takes Virtual Honor Flight To D.C.

"When I go through personal struggles of my own, I just think about Ole and how he perseveres, and his spirit is just wonderful."

DETROIT LAKES, MINN — U.S. Navy Veteran Daryle Olson or as everyone calls him, “Ole” served from 1956 to 1960. When his number was called to join the Honor Flight, there was some excitement. “When we first found out he was chosen to go on the flight, we were excited and looking forward to it,” Ole’s wife Darlene Olson said….

Finding Comfort In Memories Of Military Service

Honor Flight Veterans Recall Loss & Sacrifice So That We Don't Forget

  The Veterans honor flight of North Dakota and Minnesota brings back vivid memories for the veterans who visit our nation’s capital. Sometimes the worst memories of their lives. I found out on the latest honor flight that those memories gives our veterans comfort that we won’t forget what they did for our country. To serve is to sacrifice. These…