By Tim Kowols
Old Glory Honor Flight’s upcoming Green Bay mission is expected cost the organization substantially more to run as the organization looks to chip away at its 700-plus person waiting list. The one-time flight out of Austin Straubel Airport on November 1 is in commemoration of not just the sacrifice of the area’s veterans, but also Brown County’s 200th anniversary and the Green Bay Packers’ 100th season. The change of flying out of Green Bay instead of Appleton International Airport is expected to cost the organization at least $25,000 more due to its Thursday departure date and plane availability. Old Glory Honor Flight President Drew MacDonald says it relies a lot on the local community to make the trip special for all of its veterans.
Door and Kewaunee County residents have been among the 3,500 veterans who have boarded the 44 missions organized by Old Glory Honor Flight, which began flying veterans to Washington D.C. for a day of sightseeing and gratitude since 2009. You can support the organization’s five upcoming missions by clicking here.