Honor Flight Maine | Dozens of Veterans take trip of a lifetime
Nearly 50 Maine Veterans from across the state are recognized for their service with a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials honoring the wars they served in.
Author: Zach Blanchard, Samantha York
Published: 7:06 AM EDT October 26, 2018
Updated: 8:01 AM EST November 15, 2018
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Honor Flight Maine | Dozens of Veterans take trip of a lifetime

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Chapter 1

Honoring Our Veterans

Nearly 50 Veterans from across the state are being escorted to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials honoring the wars they served in. In its fourth year, Honor Flight Maine is dedicated to honoring Veterans by recognizing their sacrifice and providing the weekend-long trip free of charge. The national non-profit Honor Flight Network has brought thousands of servicemen and women from across the country on the journey, and for many it is their first and final time.

Chapter 2

Takeoff

Dozens of Maine Veterans gathered at the Portland Jetport Friday morning to takeoff to Washington, D.C. for the trip of a lifetime. Read More

Chapter 3

A Warm Welcome

For many of the Veterans on the trip, this was their first time visiting the memorials in honor of their fallen comrades. It is also the first time they are receiving the recognition they deserve. A large crowd greeted the caravan at the Baltimore airport applauding them as they got off the plane. Read More

Chapter 4

A Rainy Remembrance

The rain did not stop these Veterans from doing what they set out to do Saturday. Many were seeing the World War II Memorial for the first time. Read More

Chapter 5

A Woman's Secret

Norma Merrill didn't tell her own family how she served our country until just five years ago. This trip was the first chance she truly had to reflect. Read More

Chapter 6

Heartfelt Homecoming

After successfully completing their mission, the Veterans returned home to a massive crowd. At least 100 people, including servicemen, family members and citizens packed the Portland Jetport. For some, it was unlike anything they have ever experienced. Read More

Chapter 7

Your Support

This trip is made possible thanks to the generosity of Mainers. Together we have raised tens of thousands of dollars through our annual Honor Flight Telethon. NEWS CENTER Maine will hold its next telethon on November 15. You can watch us on air and online to find out how you can support this mission.

Chapter 8

Follow Us

NEWS CENTER Maine's Zach Blanchard and Samantha York traveled with the group all weekend. Take a look back on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #HonorFlightMaine