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Helping Utah Vets Get to D.C.

September 13
16:38 2013
Utah Vets to D.C.

Utah Vets to D.C.

A new effort is underway in Utah to help the state’s older military veterans see the memorials in Washington, D-C, that have been dedicated to their service. The Community Foundation of Utah is helping to launch Panoramaland Honor Flight of Utah, as part of the national “Honor Flight Network.” The nonprofit program has helped nearly 100-thousand veterans see the World War Two, Korean, Vietnam and Iwo Jima Memorials, as well as Arlington National Cemetery. Fraser Nelson, who heads the Community Foundation, says donations help honor the vets for their years of service,

“Giving them the opportunity to see what this nation built in honor of them, and to receive the accolades of the nation through these memorials.”

Helping Utah Vets Get to D.C.

Nelson says the Honor Flights are a great way to say “thank you” to veterans for their contributions to America. But she says time is a critical factor for many World War Two vets, who are now in their 80s and 90s and in some cases, in poor health. Nelson says the Community Foundation of Utah’s goal is to raise enough money to send at least 20 veterans to Washington, D-C, by the end of October. Nelson says it costs about 700-dollars to send a veteran on an Honor Flight. Donations can be made through the Utah Community Foundation online www.utahcf.org.

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