A breakfast to raise funds for the Veterans Honor Flight of Minnesota and North Dakota is planned for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at the VFW, 312 DeMers Ave., in East Grand Forks.
Tickets are $5 per person.
The menu will include pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, potatoes, orange juice and coffee.
The event will also feature a silent auction and bake sale, said Don Roberts of Grand Forks, who has organized numerous benefits in support of the Honor Flight program.
The Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN is a nonprofit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices.
The Honor Flight transports military veterans for a two-day, all-expenses-paid trip to see their memorials and other historic landmarks in Washington, D.C. All transportation, housing and food costs are covered. Veterans may be accompanied by a family member or caregiver, but experienced volunteer health professionals and aides are also on hand to provide support and assistance to veterans as needed.
Veterans are encouraged to apply to go on the flights. Priority is given to WWII vets, who are dwindling in number, and those with life-limiting illness. More recently Veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars have been eligible to apply.
Because of the pandemic, Honor Flights have been postponed in the past 18 months, but some are planned for 2022, although no specific dates have been set yet, Robert said.