TOLEDO, Ohio (WDTN) - World War Two veterans looking to take an Honor Flight will have to work a little harder to join one.
Organizers of the Toledo-based Honor Flight Northwest Ohio says they must stop taking new applications from veterans who have already seen the war memorials in Washington, DC. They will also stop taking applications from vets of other conflicts including Korea and Vietnam.
Spokesman Jim Tichy says the group hopes to serve the 600 veterans currently on the waiting list.
He blames dwindling donations for the application changes. There is enough money for only three more flights. Each flight costs about $72,000 for about 80 veterans and a number of guardians to assist them.
There are seven Honor Flight hubs in Ohio including one in Dayton.
The Dayton hub lists its next flight on July 20, sponsored by Springdale Elementary. The Dayton flights always leave on a Saturday morning and return the same day. Organizers encourage people to send off and greet the veterans on their flights.
In fact, 2 NEWS has covered many local veterans who have made the trip to see the World War II memorial.
The Honor Flight program pays for the veterans' travel expenses.
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