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Waterloo Honor Flight now open to Korean War Veterans

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Waterloo Honor Flight organizers are opening the upcoming September 18th Honor Flight to Korean War veterans.

In a little more than a year, Waterloo has sent four flights to Washington D.C., meaning at least 350 World War II veterans from the Cedar Valley have now made the trip to see the memorial built in their honor.

The committee is now preparing for its fifth flight. But organizers say, they've exhausted their search for WWII vets who want to fly to D.C., and still have several seats available on the plane.

Tuesday night, they decided to open the flight up to veterans of the Korean War on a first-come, first-serve basis. As Frank Magsamen explains, it won't change the itinerary, and it may improve the experience for all of the vets.

"We do go to the Korean War Veterans memorial as part of the trip out there. But I think it will just add to the excitement and joy of the trip that all veterans have that go there," he said.

Any interested Korean War veterans should pick up an application at any Waterloo, Cedar Falls, or Waverly HyVee store. Organizers are asking you to apply by August 17th for the September flight.

 

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