Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

WWII and Korean Veterans Honor Flight 2018


May 24, 2018

Tonia Copeland/Western Nebraska Observer

Mary Lynch Elementary students line the flag-decorated streets as the Honor Flight 2018 veterans pass through Kimball last week. Veterans were escorted by local, county and state law enforcement as well as their trusted Patriot Guard Riders.

Honor Flight veterans were pleased with Kimball's reception and patriotism as their convoy made its way through the streets and past hundreds of citizens offering their respect and gratitude.

Dozens of WWII and Korean veterans traveled through Kimball last Thursday, May 17, on their way to DIA as part of the Nebraska & Colorado WWII and Korean War Honor Flight Convoy.

Two veterans who served in WWII joined nine Korean War veterans for the trip, which originated in Chadron. Once the veterans arrived at DIA they flew out to Washington D.C. with a stop in Baltimore, according to coordinato...

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