Honor Flight cancels trips to DC because of coronavirus

Former Sen. Bob Dole greets fellow veterans who were visiting the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight in March 2019. STARS AND STRIPES
Former Sen. Bob Dole greets fellow veterans who were visiting the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight in March 2019. STARS AND STRIPES

Honor Flight cancels trips to DC because of coronavirus

by Nikki Wentling
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — The Honor Flight Network canceled veterans’ trips to Washington, D.C., through April, citing concerns about the coronavirus.

The decision was announced Wednesday, two days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended people at higher risk for the disease, including older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, avoid nonessential air travel.

The Honor Flight Network brings veterans from across the country to see the war memorials in Washington. Priority for the flights is often given to terminally ill and older veterans.

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