Honor Flight Network, the Springfield-based organization that transports veterans free of charge to the National Mall to see their war memorials, reports that 20,000 veterans nationally are on its waiting list.
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Springfield News-Sun military reporter Andrew McGinn covers issues affecting local veterans. His ongoing series, Hometown Heroes, takes an in-depth look monthly at one veteran’s extraordinary experiences.
By the numbers: Honor Flight
20,000: Number of veterans waiting to take an Honor Flight.
100,000: Number of veterans taken to Washington, D.C., by Honor Flight since 2005.
252: Number of veterans taken there via RV by Honor Flight since 2008.
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GALLERIES: See past work of the Honor Flight Network with veterans from around the region in photos available on mydaytondailynews.com.