Korean Vets on Honor Flight

The next trip to Washington, D.C., for Honor Flight Long Island on Saturday will include not only World War II veterans but Korean War veterans, as well. Honor Flight Long Island, which has escorted over 1,300 veterans to view the war memorial for the first time over the past 10 years, has been expanded to include the Korean War veterans.

Priority is still being given to the aging World War II population, but applications are now being accepted for those who fought in Korea. Funded by donations, the not-for-profit organization takes the veterans to the nation’s capital for free.

Applications can be picked up in the Human Services office at Southampton Town Hall, or by calling 631-702-2423. Applications are also available online through honorflightlongisland.org.

Guardian-volunteers are needed to escort the veterans to D.C. Volunteers are asked to make a donation of $400 to Honor Flight to assist with expenses. Applications are also available through the town office or online.

The late Christopher Cosich, an Amagansett resident and fitness coach, founded the Long Island chapter of Honor Flight in 2007.