Thirteen local veterans will travel to Washington, D.C., on Honor Flight
At least 13 Rowan Countians will be among the World War II veterans on the Sept. 17 Flight of Honor to see the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Rotary District 7680ís previous six flights have sent more than 600 World War II veterans from the 14 counties to see their memorial. The one-day trip is at no cost to the veterans.
This final flight Sept. 17 will send approximately 120 veterans to Washington.
Rotary District 7680 encompasses 55 clubs in Anson, Ashe, Alleghany, Alexander, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly, Union, and Wilkes counties.
Each flight costs more than $60,000 for the chartered plane, buses for transportation in Washington, lunch, wheelchair rentals and other expenses. Contributions are deductible under the federal tax code. Additional information is on the website: www.flightofhonor.org.
Anyone wanting to contribute to help with the final flight can mail a donation to Rotary Flight of Honor, P.O. Box 495, Gastonia, NC 28053.
The Rotary provided this list of Rowan County veterans who will be on the Sept. 17 flight:
John H. Haynes, Navy, of Faith.
John Jacob Yelton, Army, of Gold Hill.
Ray Benjamin Ketchie, Navy, Gold Hill.
Harold Watson Arthurs, Army, Salisbury.
Royce V. Colby, Army Air Force, Salisbury.
David Franklin White, Army, Salisbury.
Sam John Edwards, Army, Salisbury.
Harry Hall Hart Army, Salisbury.
Ray Burton Livengood, Army, Salisbury.
Clyde Houston Miller, Navy, Salisbury.
John H. Veach, Army, Salisbury.
Jacob Walton, Navy, Spencer.
Purcell Alexander Trexler, Army, Spencer.