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Oklahoma Honor Flights To Come To An End This Fall

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The goal of providing Oklahomans who made up the "greatest generation" the chance to see the memorial built in their honor is almost compete. The goal of providing Oklahomans who made up the "greatest generation" the chance to see the memorial built in their honor is almost compete.
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The goal of providing Oklahomans who made up the "greatest generation" the chance to see the memorial built in their honor is almost compete.

Oklahoma Honor Flights have flown around 1,800 veterans to Washington D.C., to see the World War II Memorial since making its first trip in May 2010.

The organization just announced it will stop accepting veteran applications in November.

“Our emphasis from the beginning has been to take that WWII group, who unless someone acted on their behalf probably woudn’t have seen the WWII Memorial,” Oklahoma Honor Flight executive director Gary Banz said.

Banz said there is no longer a waiting list of WWII veterans.

“We know there are not too many WWII folks in condition to fly,” Banz said.

Oklahoma Honor Flights will no longer accept veteran applications after November 1.

Two more charters are planned for September 16 and October 21. They will be flights 21 and 22.

If someone signs up and cannot be put on these next two charter flights, Oklahoma Honor Flights said it may be able to book them on a commercial flight or get a much smaller charter plane.

Oklahoma Honor Flights will have flown more than 2,000 veterans to Washington, D.C., after their October 21 flight.

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