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Honor Flight Wyoming sends third group of Wyoming veterans to WWII Memorial

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Honor Flight Wyoming, in partnership with the Wyoming Veterans Commission, would like to invite the public to attend farewell and homecoming ceremonies for the May 18-19, World War II Honor Flight.

Honor Flight Wyoming is a Wyoming non-profit with a mission to fly Wyoming's World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., free of charge - to visit memorial structures built in honor of their sacrifices.

Honor Flight Wyoming has partnered with the Wyoming Veterans Commission and many veterans service organizations to provide this unique opportunity. The upcoming May departure is the third rotation of Wyoming's WWII veterans to visit the nation's Capitol, in addition to the first rotation as a joint endeavor with Honor Flight Colorado.

Since its creation last year, the Wyoming non-profit has sent 225 WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. The May flight will include an additional 110 WWII veterans.

The upcoming Wyoming Honor Flight departure and arrival events are listed as follows:

* Farewell Ceremony - 7:45 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, Taco John's Event Center, 1530 W. Lincolnway. Gov. Dave Freudenthal and Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen are scheduled to wish the veterans well on their trip to Washington, D.C.

* Homecoming Ceremony - approximately 8:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, Cheyenne Regional Airport terminal.

The next Honor Flight Wyoming trip is scheduled for September 21-22, out of Casper. For application information, visit www.honorflightwyoming.org.