Nevada Honor Flight Returns To Reno

photo courtesy KOLO/Catherine Van
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RENO, NV - Nearly three dozen Honor Flight veterans from Northern Nevada are back from their trip to Washington D.C.

Nevada Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. NHF transports its heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.

Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

The inaugural Honor Flight Tour took place in May of 2005. Six small planes flew out of Springfield, Ohio taking twelve World War II veterans on a visit to the memorial in Washington, DC.

In August of 2005, an ever-expanding waiting list of veterans led the transition to commercial airline carriers with the goal of accommodating as many veterans as possible.

Today, Honor Flight continues to work aggressively to expand its programs to other cities across the nation.