Honor Flight

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…

Veterans Greeted By Huge Welcome Home After Honor Flight

It was the culmination of a two day whirlwind trip to celebrate our nation's heroes and honor those who died serving our country.

FARGO, ND — 88 veterans are back home from their first honor flight. It was the culmination of a two day whirlwind trip to celebrate our nation’s heroes and honor those who died serving our country. When they got back to Fargo last night, they were celebrated with hugs, kisses, plenty of thanks and even a band. Dozens of people…

Honor Flight Veterans Visit War Memorials On Final Day of Trip

They were surprised with a visit by Horizon Middle School students

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Veterans on the Honor Flight of North Dakota and Minnesota are wrapping up their trip to our nation’s capital. But before they made their way back to Fargo, they were surprised with a visit by Horizon Middle School students. The veterans’ last day was filled with some pretty special moments but they’re saying one of the highlights…

Volunteers Sell Flowers Outside of Riddle’s Jewelry to Support Honor Flight

The veterans are set to travel down to Washington DC Sunday

FARGO, N.D. — The parking lot of Riddle’s Jewelry in Fargo glistened with many flowers to support the Honor Flight. Volunteers sold several hanging baskets of flowers to raise funds for the next Honor Flight. The veterans are set to head down to Washington DC tomorrow to see several monuments at no cost. The idea for selling the flowers came courtesy…

Volunteers Hold Fundraising Activities for Veterans Honor Flight

There was a rummage sale, back sale, and bowling competition

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Veterans Honor Flight volunteers held a rummage sale, bake sale, and bowling competition to raise money to send veterans to Washington, D.C. next month. At the nation’s capital, they will visit the memorials dedicated to the wars they fought in. Their service will also be celebrated at a special banquet. Organizers say the flight is a great way to…

Kappa Sigma of MSUM Holds 5K to Support Veterans Honor Flight

The inaugural 5K brings out more than 30 runners

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Many runners in Moorhead laced up their sneakers to compete in a 5K run and also supported a good cause. The event was the first of its kind hosted by the Kappa Sigma fraternity at MSUM. Proceeds from the event went towards the Veterans Honor Flight of Minnesota and North Dakota. The brothers at Kappa Sigma say they…