Local men participate in Honor Flight

PARTICIPATE IN HONOR FLIGHT–A few local men were able to take part in the 96th Greater St. Louis Honor Flight on Nov. 2. Pictured at the airport are: Tim Gorman, Don (Frank) Gorman, Joe Gorman and Jacob Kueker.

On Nov. 2, local men Joe Gorman, Jacob Kueker, Don (Frank) Gorman and Tim Gorman went on the 96th Greater St. Louis Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

The Honor Flight program was conceived by Earl Morse, a physician assistant and retired Air Force captain, to honor veterans he took care of for over 27 years. Honor Flight originated in 2005 with six small planes flying 12 World War II veterans from Springfield, OH to Washington D.C. 

In 2006, with an ever-expanding waiting list of veterans, commercial airline carriers were used to accommodate as many honorees as possible, as quickly as possible. Partnering with HonorAir in Henderson, NC, the “Honor Flight Network” was formed and began rapid program expansion across the nation.

For more on the recent Honor Flight, please see this week’s print edition.