Local Veterans Taking 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 will be leaving Evansville Airport Saturday morning for the special trip and will return that evening to a Welcome Home Parade.
They will be accompanied by Dannie and David Templeton, Roscoe’s sons, who will serve as guardians. The guardians serve as aides to the veteran’s during the trip.
The trip includes 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 includes a visit to Arlington National Cemetery and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The trip concludes 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 is open to the public to attend. Due to limited parking at the Evansville Airport, a shuttle will transport those attending the parade from off site parking areas to the airport. Details about the parade are available on the Honor Flight, Evansville, Facebook page.
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.