PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- On Thursday, November 17, 2016 NEWS CENTER will be holding its First Honor Flight Maine Telethon.

Phone lines will be open from 5:00 a.m. through 6:30 p.m., to take donations for this special event. phone lines will stay open until 7p.m.

With your generosity, NEWS CENTER raised more than $50,000 at 1:30 p.m.

Honor Flight Maine, is a non-profit organization solely created to transport Maine veterans to Washington D.C. for tours of the memorials built in their honor. The first honor flight was in May of 2014.

Your help is urgently needed. Currently, there is a waiting list for these trips. It takes $700 to fund a veteran round trip with Honor Flight Maine. Now is the time to express thanks to the veterans that sacrificed so much to protect our country during time of war. Help make their dream of visiting the memorials a reality.

Please call the donation lines toll free (855) 875-4328 or locally (207) 523-3850 to help Maine veterans see the memorials built in their honor.

Honor flight website is HonorFlightMaine.org

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