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Kansas Honor Flights program pays homage to veterans

Walter “Lefty” Underwood of Great Bend, “Red” Lowell Meier of Ellinwood, and Dan Byer of Great Bend of Great Bend all attended the Honor Flight trip June 11, 12 and 13 to Washington D.C. All three served in the Korean War.

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BARTON COUNTY — The winds of war periodically have swept the U.S. over the last 100  years. Many soldiers arrived back stateside with little fanfare and continued their lives the best way they knew how.
Those veterans are now being honored through the Honor Flights program to Washington D.C. where not only do they receive a whirlwind trip to the nation’s monuments, they also receive appreciation for their sacrifices and service.
During the trip to Washington, some of the sights they see are the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Jefferson Monument, Iwo Jima Memorial, the ...

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