Local veterans visit Washington, D.C., with Honor Flight Maine

Nov 03, 2017
Courtesy of: Cathy Clark Burcham Veterans and family members visiting Washington, D.C., courtesy of the nonprofit Honor Flight Maine program are, from left, Joy Asuncion, Cathy Clark Burcham, Robert Hills, Korean War veteran Carl Hills, WWII veteran Harold Jones, Larry Jones and WWII veteran Alton "Lawrence" Pease.

Honor Flight Maine recently took three Midcoast veterans and family members to Washington, D.C., for a tour of the memorials honoring their service.

The nonprofit program enlists pilots to fly Maine veterans to the U.S. capital twice a year, with preference given to World War II and Korean War veterans.

The fall trip included Korean War veteran Carl Hills of Searsmont with his son Robert Hills, World War II veteran Harold Jones of Belfast with his son Larry Jones, and World War II veteran Alton "Lawrence" Pease of Hope with his grandson Nick.

The group flew from Portland to Baltimore, then traveled by bus to Washington, D.C., with other Maine veterans Oct. 26 for a tour of 13 sites, including the World War II Memorial and Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.

For more information about Honor Flight Maine, visit honorflightmaine.org.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Jeff Sukeforth | Nov 06, 2017 13:38

Congratulations on your trip to the Memorials. Thank you for your service to our country!



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