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UK Encourages Supporters To Come Out For Honor Flight

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  - On Saturday, May 20, UK will be the first university in the nation to sponsor an Honor Flight, sending nearly 70 veterans on an all-expense paid trip to visit memorials in Washington, D.C. Many of the veterans on the flight are affiliated with UK, including alumni, retirees and family members of current UK faculty and staff.

Veterans and their guardians, along with UK President Eli Capilouto, Veterans Resource Center Director Tony Dotson and Honor Flight Kentucky representatives will board the flight from Lexington at 7:15 Saturday morning. 

While in D.C., World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans will visit the Iwo Jima Memorial (Marine Corps War Memorial), Women In Military Service For America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, National World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and Air Force Memorial. The day will also include a bus tour of Capitol Hill.

The flight will return to Blue Grass Airport, at 4000 Terminal Dr. in Lexington, around 9 p.m. Saturday. Those wishing to welcome and celebrate the veterans as they arrive are encouraged to be in the airport lobby at 8 p.m.

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