14th Midwest Honor Flight Set for May 16th

The 14th Midwest Honor Flight will take 84 area military veterans to Washington SC from Sioux Falls on May 16th.

The event was announced Wednesday at the Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort at Larchwood, Iowa, where the non-profit Lyon County Riverboar Foundation presented a check for 87,500 dollars to Midwest Honor Flight CEO Aaron Van Beek.

There will be ten veterans from Lyon County on this 14th Honor Flight mission, but veterans from Plymouth County and several other northwest Iowa counties will take part.

All of the veterans fly for free to see the war memorials in the nation’s capitol. It’s the second time Lyon County has partnered on an Honor Flight trip.

Van Beek says it costs 175-thousand dollars to put on an Honor Flight.

The donation covers half the cost of this mission.