Veterans from northwest Ohio are leaving for Washington, D.C., to commemorate their past.
The first Honor Flight of 2013 left from Toledo Express Airport Tuesday morning. The flight was titled the "Ronald Miller Memorial Flight," in honor of the former Genoa American Legion Band announcer who died last December. On board this first flight were 74 veterans, most whom served in World War II.
Honor Flight Northwest Ohio is a nonprofit group that sends veterans to the Capitol to see memorials built in honor of their service.
"They never got to see their monument. So that's who we'll be thinking of as we go there," said Lois, who was in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps.
According to the Honor Flight Northwest Ohio website, to date, 1,381 veterans have safely flown on 28 flights to see their memorials.
Future flights for veterans are being planned for May, June, and October. Applications for the upcoming flights are still being accepted.