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Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight back for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

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Posted at 2:35 PM, Jul 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-29 15:35:39-04

OSHKOSH (NBC 26)  — A group of local veterans received a special honor as the Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight returned to EAA AirVenture 2022 on Friday.

EAA is joining with Old Glory Honor Flight and American Airlines to coordinate this event for the first time since 2019.

Veterans from the Vietnam War will be honored as they travel to Washington D.C. to tour war memorials at no cost to them. The veterans will return to Oshkosh at the conclusion of the Friday afternoon air show and thousands of people will welcome them back home, giving them the recognition they deserve.

According to a news release from EAA, American Airlines is supplying their Flagship Valor Airbus A321 aircraft for the flight, which is specially painted to recognize Medal of Honor recipients. American Airlines also donates the aircraft for the flight, which is flown by an all-volunteer crew of American Airlines pilots and cabin attendants.

This is the eighth year that the Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight originated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh under the auspices of Old Glory Honor Flight of Appleton, Wisconsin. That non-profit organization has organized dozens of Honor Flights since 2009 with a dedicated group of volunteers. Those flights included special flights to Pearl Harbor and to Vietnam.

Old Glory Honor Flight will be inviting veterans who are currently on their wait list. You can find more information about Old Glory Honor Flight by clicking here or if you would like to donate to the organization.