Honor Flight Veterans who left Daviess County on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to visit Washington, D.C., to see the many memorials in honor of their service will return home on Thursday, Sept. 13. These veterans will be guests of honor in a parade that will enter Owensboro on Highway 144, with the route continuing onto East Second Street, south on Frederica Street and west on Tamarack Road to the National Guard Armory.
The parade is expected to reach Owensboro at approximately 10 a.m. and will pass Tamarack Elementary School at around 10:15 a.m. Students will be outside on the front lawn of the school campus, waving American flags as they welcome our honored veterans back home and to demonstrate appreciation for their service to our country.
The Honor Flight program is a network of non-profit organizations and individuals who are dedicated to providing transportation to our nation’s capital, with a goal of allowing as many U.S. military veterans as possible see the memorials to the respective wars and conflicts in which they served. This service is provided at no cost to the veterans and is supported by volunteers across the nation. Learn more at www.honorflight.org
As Will Rogers once said: “We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.”