Honor Flight veterans attend a welcome home celebration at the Veterans Memorial Park in North Chicago on June 22.
Since last September, Midwest CareCenter has partnered with Lake County Honor Flight to send veterans to Washington D.C., in order to visit the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifice.
The two organizations began their second collaborative mission on June 20, which sent nine World War II veterans, along with two who served in the Korean Conflict, on a two-day
trip. The group visited the World War II memorial, the Korean War memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
The Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization created solely to honor American veterans by transporting our country's heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials. Top priority is given to World War II survivors and those who are terminally ill. For more details, visit www.honorflight.org.