‘Honor flight’ departs Monday from San Luis Obispo
Public invited to join in welcome celebration when veterans return home Wednesday night
– Honor Flight Central Coast California takes San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County veterans on all-expenses-paid trips to Washington, DC to visit the memorials that honor their military service. The upcoming trip that departs on Monday, Oct. 24 at 6:20 a.m., and returns on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 8:36 p.m., will include 24 veterans: one who served in WWII, 13 Korea (including a female US Army veteran), and 10 Vietnam-era veterans. The group also includes brothers who served in Korea (and their sons).
Veterans and their guardians will arrive at San Luis Obispo Airport at 4:30 a.m. Monday to process through security and board the flight.
They return Wednesday night to a reentry celebration organized by Welcome Home Military Heroes. The public is invited to join in the welcome celebration when the veterans return home Wednesday night.