Tuesday, September 28, 2021, was a memorable occasion for me as it was for many others from Southern Illinois.
At 8 p.m. on that date, Honor Flight No. 7 arrived at Veterans Airport, west of Marion, Illinois. This was the first Honor Flight from this airport to make the trip to Washington, D. C. since 2019. Twelve World War II veterans who had been scheduled to go to Washington, D. C. died between 2019 and the time of this flight. This Honor Flight had twelve World War II veterans and 75 veterans of the Korean and Viet Nam Wars on it, for a total of 87 veterans.
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