ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The first ever honor flight for Vietnam Veterans in St. Louis is in the works. Honor flights takes veterans, free of charge, to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials dedicated to the war in which they fought.
The flight is being arranged by organizers of the Show-Me Hero Salute, an effort to raise money and bring the traveling Vietnam Wall to Lindbergh High School last month.
The organization had $7,500 left over and it's now being used as seed money for the first ever Vietnam Veteran honor flight out of Lambert St. Louis International Airport.
Organizers say they would like to give the first spots to Veterans from the Crestwood and Sunset Hills area because those towns raised the most money for the travelling wall effort. However, there is one exception, priority will be given to St. Louis Veterans who are terminally ill or going blind.
The single flight will likely take place next Summer and fly 25-50 Veterans to Washington, D.C.
If you are a veteran and would like to apply, visit GSLHonorFlight.org and look at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
If you would like to donate to this effort, visit the donations page of Show-Me Hero Salute.