Honor Flights For Kansas WWII Veterans On Hold
Associated Press - Mon 07:38 AM 06/18/2012
Organization that conducted the free flights is on the verge of disappearing, another is trying to replace it
Efforts to take World War Two veterans to see the war's memorial in Washington are in flux in Kansas.
One organization that conducted the free flights is on the verge of disappearing, and another is trying to replace it.
Problems came to a head after Springfield, Ohio-based Honor Flight decided it no longer wanted Great Bend-based Central Prairie Honor Flights to help organize trips for the national network. Issues included a veteran breaking a rib after falling out of a top bunk bed in April 2011 and reports being filed late.
Two former Central Prairie volunteers are ramping up a new organization - Hutchinson-based Kansas Honor Flight. Meanwhile, Central Prairie Honor Flights is considering its options.
All the uncertainty has left supporters confused.