Episode 2637 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the Old Glory Honor Flight out of Appleton, Wisconsin that included Hmong Vietnam Veterans for the first time. The featured story comes from Next Shark and is titled: Overlooked Hmong vets honored in final Old Glory Honor Flight of the year. It was submitted by Ryan General who is a Senior Reporter for Next Shark and has written 6444 articles.
Ryan General reported in his story that this year’s final Old Glory Honor Flight recognized 20 Hmong veterans, alongside other vets, underscoring their significant contributions to the U.S. during the Vietnam War.
Old Glory Honor Flight was founded in 2009 by a loyal group of volunteers based in Appleton, WI. They are dedicated to their mission of “Honoring Our Local Veterans One Mission at a Time” which includes now all veterans who served prior to May 7, 1975.
The Old Glory Honor Flight missions are completely free of charge to the veteran; they believe it’s a meaningful way to say ‘Thank You’ for their service. Every detail of their day-long trip has the vets’ best interest in mind to ensure they have a safe, memorable trip and one that conveys appreciation and admiration from our community. On each flight, they travel with trained volunteers who act as guardian escorts, a volunteer medical team, professional photographers and a host of others like the D.C. Park Police who ensure the veterans get the ‘red carpet’ treatment.
Diane MacDonald, the executive director of Old Glory Honor Flight, expressed her excitement, stating, “Hosting the Hmong Vietnam Vets on a flight is one way to recognize their service to our country.
Listen to episode 2637 and discover more about the Old Glory Honor Flight out of Appleton, Wisconsin that included Hmong Vietnam Veterans for the first time.