On the most recent Northeast Indiana Honor Flight, communications specialist, Emily Howard, had the opportunity to serve as the flight photographer. “Supporting our veterans through the Honor Flight Network of Northeast Indiana is just another way Marshall County REMC can give back,” Howard said.
Marshall County REMC, in conjunction with eight other northeast Indiana electric cooperatives, sponsors the Honor Flight Northeast Indiana and the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom. On Wednesday, October 7, a group of 86 veterans were honored for their service to our nation with a trip to Washington, D.C., and socializing with other WWll and Korean War veterans.
The sponsorship by the northeast Indiana cooperatives allows for each vet on the flight to receive a memory book, which includes a recap of the events throughout the day, from leaving the Air National Guard Base in Fort Wayne, to seeing the memorials in D.C., to returning home again to a crowd of loved ones cheering them on.
Among the 86 veterans who attended the flight was, 92 year old WWll Captain, Jerry Yellin. Yellin is credited with carrying out the final combat mission of WWll. During the trip to D.C., he was given the opportunity to participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.