Freedom Flight Washington, D.C., today
About 105 veterans will head from La Crosse to Washington, D.C., today on the Freedom Honor Flight's sixth trip for World War II veterans.
It is the third Freedom Honor Flight this year. The first flight was in October 2008.
About 162 people will be on today's flight, including volunteer guardians and a medical crew. The veterans fly for free, but volunteer guardians pay their own way.
Anyone who wants to help send the veterans off should head to the Colgan Air Services area at the La Crosse Municipal Airport; the jet is expected to depart between 7:15 and 7:30 a.m.
The public also is invited to help welcome the veterans home when the jet returns about 10 to 10:30 p.m.
Donations fund the chartered jet airplane trips to Washington, where veterans see the National World War II Memorial and other monuments. To make a donation, get an application form to be on a flight or for more information, go to www.freedomhonorflight.org.