Albany Museum Honors Veterans

ALBANY, Ore. — Just in time for Veterans Day, an Albany museum opened its exhibit Monday on various wars. The museum also showed the movie Honor Flight for free to anyone who was interested. The movie is about the program that flies vets for free to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial. … Continue reading »

Garage Sale Benefits Honor Flight Trips

EUGENE, Ore. — The South Willamette Valley Honor Flight is having a garage sale this weekend to raise money for its next trip. The Honor Flight takes World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the veteran memorials. So to raise money for the cause, Honor Flight is selling donated clothing, furniture, toys, and … Continue reading »

Veterans Embark on Flight to D.C.

EUGENE, Ore. — Charlie Schull’s bags are packed. He’s ready for an adventure–a trip to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial was officially completed in 2004. The next year, the first Honor Flight took off. Now honor flights are in coming daily, bringing World War II veterans to the memorial. … Continue reading »

Honor Flight Movie Showing Thursday

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thursday night is the public’s chance to witness the emotion of veterans traveling to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The film Honor Flight: One Last Mission is a documentary about a program by the same name. It raises money to take the veterans to our nation’s capital. “It actually … Continue reading »

Honor Flight Film Coming to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local veterans rights advocates are pushing for the public to buy tickets to a Springfield showing of the film “Honor Flight.” The film is about veterans taking a trip to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. For the organizers of the film screening, it’s a chance to truly appreciate the … Continue reading »

WWII Veterans Welcomed Home

PORTLAND, Ore. — World War II veterans on-board South Willamette Valley’s first Honor Flight returned Sunday to a huge celebration. Family and friends welcomed them at PDX. They waited anxiously with signs and banners for Southwest Flight 3414. Alice Hanscam came to greet her husband, a retired staff sergeant who’s currently writing a memoir. “Well, … Continue reading »

Local Veterans Prepare for Honor Flight

EUGENE, Ore. — After months of planning and fundraising, South Willamette Valley’s first honor flight is ready to depart. Fifty-eight World War II veterans are en route to Washington, D.C., taking off from Portland early Friday morning. One of those veterans has been waiting 70 years for this honor. Merrill McKern, 92, has his bags … Continue reading »

Tech Business Donates to Veterans’ Trip

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette Valley’s first honor flight departs next month, bringing World War II veterans to the National Monument in Washington, D.C. The number of veterans going has nearly doubled and there’s Eugene company that’s behind a generous donation. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., CBT Nuggets is bustling with activity. … Continue reading »