The 76th Flight of Honor brings 37 Texas veterans to Washington, DC

The veterans will depart Austin Airport on Friday afternoon and return on Saturday.

AUSTIN, Texas — On Friday, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and Cold War veterans will fly to memorials honoring their service. This is all thanks to the non-profit organization Honor flight Austin.

Honor Flight Austin calls the flight the “trip of a lifetime”. The group will take the veterans to Washington DC to visit the memorials honoring their service and sacrifice.

“The Central Texas community loves and supports its veterans. Through your donations, Honor Flight Austin has reached the milestone of its 76th birthdayth Flying to Washington DC to pay tribute to our heroes,” said Matt Mathias, Chairman of Honor Flight Austin.

Friday’s flight is scheduled to depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 12:40 p.m. and arrive at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport at 4:45 p.m The 37 veterans will return to Austin on Saturday, October 1st.

The flight is operated by Southwest Airlines.

According to its website, Honor Flight Austin’s mission is to “transport priority veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifices and to return them home to their families and loved ones.” “.

Honor Flight Austin is accepting applications from WWII and Korean War veterans living throughout Texas. They are also accepting applications from Vietnam and Cold War veterans who served between December 1941 and May 1975 and who live in Austin’s 14 surrounding counties.

To apply to fly on Honor Flight Austin, click here.

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