The Show-Me Honor Flight transported 39 area veterans to Washington D.C. this week. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Board Member Charlie Guthrie:
While in the nation’s capital, Veterans met with Congressman Emanuel Cleaver and a representative from Senator Roy Blunt’s office. “Most generally, our congressmen and senators try to make a point to be at one of the memorials to visit with the veterans,” said Guthrie, “Because if it wasn’t for the veterans, as you well know, a lot of us wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing today.”
The Show-Me Honor Flight program does not use any taxpayer money. It is funded by the purchase of memorial bricks for the walkways at the Pettis and Saline County Courthouses. Donations are also collected to fly the veterans to D.C.
The Sedalia organization has made eleven trips to D.C. since 2008. Money for the program is raised through donations and by selling memorial bricks for the walkways at the Saline and Pettis County Courthouses.