Honor Flight

Kentucky Veterans Honored with Flight to Nation’s Capital

Sep 28, 2015
Stu Johnson / WEKU News


This past weekend, a large group of Kentucky military veterans made a one day trip to the nation’s capital.  They received a heroes’ welcome Saturday night at Blue Grass Airport.

Scores of people, many not knowing anyone on board the Honor Flight plane, lined the entire terminal at the Lexington airport.  World War II veteran  William McCroskey of Lexington was asked what stood out the most during the trip to Washington.  “Just the number of people that have turned out, that they haven’t forgotten,” said Mcroskey.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new Honor Flight program has been set up to serve veterans in north-central Tennessee and south-central Kentucky.

Michael Flood, a 101st Airborne Division veteran, told The Leaf-Chronicle that he decided to start the Screaming Eagle Honor Flight after the nearby Music City Honor Flight in Nashville ceased operating last year.

Flood said he is currently seeking volunteers, donations and other support for his operation in Clarksville, Tenn.