KINGDOM CITY - The Honor Flight riders had two missions this week:escort home the 11th Central Missouri Honor Flight, and honor four veterans who were not able to make the trip. About 75 riders pulled into the Bluff Creek Terrace in Columbia for a special tribute.
Some of the veterans were too sick to go, and another vet's wife was so ill that he didn't want to leave her. So the Honor Flight riders presented the vets with a book about the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. and surrounded them to rev their engines...the next best thing to an Honor Flight.
Later that same night, 140 riders surrounded the Honor Flight buses in Kingdom City and escorted them into Columbia, where a cheering crowd awaited them. KOMU 8's Sarah Hill will have a Sarah's Story on the Honor Flight riders on Monday, October 4th at 10 p.m.
If you'd like to apply, volunteer, or adopt a veteran for a Central Missouri Honor Flight, you can click on the Honor Flight logo to print out applications.