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Honor Flight seeks veterans for free trip to Washington, D.C.

Nonprofit group transports World War II vets to see memorials -


PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SHANNON O. WELLS - An Honor Flight of Oregon group of World War II veterans pose for a group photo at the U.S. World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. in September 2015. The nonprofit Honor Flight grroup is seeking veterans from the Gresham, Portland and surrounding areas for the next trip Sept. 28-Oct. 2. Honor Flight of Portland is calling on World War II veterans in Clatsop, Columbia, Washington, Multnomah, Hood River, Clackamas, Marion, Polk and Tillamook counties to help find every willing and able World War II Veterans to take them to Washington, D.C., Sept. 28-Oct. 2, free of charge, to visit and experience the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifice.

To nominate a veteran for “Operation One Last Mission” via the website at www.PortlandHonorFlight.org, and click the Veteran's Application link on the site. Print out the form, fill in the requested information and submit a fully completed form to: Honor Flight of Portland Oregon, P.O. Box 16427 Portland, OR 97292, as soon as possible. Call 971-264-0814 for further information.

Honor Flight is looking for both Veterans as well as Guardians. There is also information and an application on our website.

The mission to Washington includes round-trip airfare, deluxe bus transportation, meals, commemorative T-shirts and other amenities needed to travel comfortably. Disabled veterans are also welcome; with advance arrangements, complimentary wheelchairs and oxygen will be available.

Every trip is escorted by a team of well-trained volunteers and guardians, who personally accompany this elite group of Freedom Defenders throughout the day. The volunteers and guardians pay their own way and 100 percent of all donations go toward honoring the veterans. Throughout the day of the trip the Veterans are thanked, recognized and admired for their service to America. They come home personally knowing how much their country loves and respects them.

Priority is given to any terminally ill veteran who has never visited their memorials.

Honor Flight Portland is a 501(c)3 charity, all- volunteer organization dedicated solely to honoring WWII veterans.