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Local Veterans Home from Honor Flight

Local Veterans Home From  Honor Flight

 

Honor Flight is dedicated to honoring veterans with a free trip to Washington D.C. to visit the many monuments and memorials. The memorials were built to honor the service of all veterans and Honor Flight believes it is imperative that veterans get to see and experience the memorials.

Two Korean War veterans and long-time Carmi residents, Roscoe Templeton and John Anselment left Evansville Airport Saturday morning for the special trip and returned that evening to a Welcome Home Parade.

They were accompanied by Dannie and David Templeton, Roscoe’s sons, who served as guardians. The guardians serve as aides to the veteran’s during the trip.

The trip included visits to the National World War Two Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, plus a bus tour of the National Mall. Along with the Korea memorial, the veterans will also visit the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Wall. The day included a visit to Arlington National Cemetery and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The trip concluded with a visit to the Air Force memorial prior to departing D.C. for the return trip to Evansville.

Once back at the airport, the Hero’s Welcome Home Parade was open to the public to attend. A large crowd turned out to greet the returning veterans.

Veterans pay nothing for the trip. Donations cover airfare, bus fare, entry fees, food and supplies. The guardians are required to cover their own expenses.

The Templetons and Anselment are scheduled to join WROY News for Open Line Wednesday morning to look back upon the trip.