The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is planning to continue its tradition of coordinating a flight to honor Vietnam War veterans at its annual AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention this summer. Now in its ninth year, AirVenture’s Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight flies 100 veterans to Washington, D.C., to tour war memorials for a day. The flight will be organized by Appleton, Wisconsin-based nonprofit Old Glory Honor Flight using an aircraft and flight crew provided by American Airlines.
“The Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight is traditionally one of the best events of AirVenture week and this year is fitting as part of our ‘Vietnam Remembered: 50 Years Later’ schedule of activities,” said Rick Larsen, EAA vice president of communities and member programming. “We are proud to produce an event that honors what Vietnam veterans did for this country and be able to provide them an experience of a lifetime.”
The 2023 Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight will depart from Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on the morning of Friday, July 28. It is scheduled to return at the end of the Friday afternoon airshow where veterans will be welcomed by attendees. EAA’s 70th annual fly-in convention will take place July 24 through 30 at OSH.
Thanks to EAA, Old Glory Honor Flight, American, and everyone else involved. May the tradition continue.
And should, if possible, be extended to the subsequent wars that American Soldiers have been fighting for freedom.
Nice to see patriotism alive and well.