Conyers resident and World War II veteran Ray Powell, center, with fellow veterans George Musick, left, and Leon Manry, both of Barnesville, are shown at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The men, along with other WWII veterans, traveled to Washington last month by Honor Air as part of an effort to send the veterans to the memorial that honors them and those who died during the war. Powell, a Marine veteran, and Musick and Manry, both Navy veterans, were escorted during the trip by Georgia State Patrol Trooper S.B. Short, who volunteered for the flight.
The Wiregrass Honor Flight was given a special honor of its own today.
The organization received a citation of appreciation for their service to World War 2 veterans.
The Board of Directors received the plaque, which is now hanging at the Dothan Regional Airport, a location that is very important to the group.
“This is the place where we have congregated to plan our flights, this is the place that we took off from, this is the place we landed to make a wonderful World War 2 veterans,” said Bob Bunting, Chairman of Wiregrass Honor Flight.
Bunting says they will try another honor flight this year if enough World War 2 veterans are interested.
If you would like information on getting on an Honor Flight visit the Dothan Chamber of Commerce.