By Paul Schmitt
The impact of the Old Glory Honor Flights over the years is serving more than one mission for local veterans, according to one official. Door County Veterans Officer Scott McFarlane says the emotional trip to Washington, D.C. is difficult for many Vietnam War veterans who did not get a great public response when they returned home from the war. He says honoring them now is important and seeing the memorials helps to give many some closure.
McFarlane estimates that over 40 veterans from Door County have experienced the Northeast Wisconsin Old Glory Honor Flight over the past ten years. Mission 47 to Washington D.C. is planned for September 12.
(Photo submitted) Members of the Devil’s Knights Motorcycle Club are presenting checks totaling $6223 to help Door County veterans and their guardians travel to Washington, D.C. on the Old Glory Honor Flight. Accepting the checks is Joe Heilman, Chairman of the Door County Veterans Service Council