World War II and Korean Veterans Can Register for Honor Flight

Congressman Joe Donnelly greets Joe Smrt and Harvey Hammerlund during their Honor Flight visit in 2009

Last year, two Starke County World War II veterans, Joe Smrt and Harvey Hammerlund, were flown to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial by a veteran’s service organization called “Honor Flight”.

John Jordan, of Honor Flight, was asked if there will be an opportunity for additional World War II veterans to make the trip.

“Absolutely,” he answered.  “In fact, they wanted to try to do not only the World War II veterans, but the Korean War veterans.  If anyone listening is in that particular area, World War II or Korea, they need to go to this website and they can look up that information and get registered for that.  Every person who goes on that tour, a World War II or Korean veteran, does not pay their way.  Those who have gone say it was a wonderful time.”