Calling all WWII vets

World War II Vets are invited to join the Central Nebraska Hero Flight headed to Washington, D.C. June 9-11. The focus of the trip is to provide the opportunity for WWII veterans to visit the Memorial built in their honor. The trip, for Custer County WWII veterans is free of charge. The veterans are encouraged to bring along a family member as an escort. There is a $300 fee for their escort. “These trips are a small token for the price these humble heroes paid when they went to battle for their country,” said WWII Hero Flight committee member Norm McCaslin. According to trip organizer Dick Pierce, there are 10 seats still open. Three Custer County veterans are already signed up, but there is room for more. For veterans outside of Custer or Buffalo Counties the fee is $1000 per person. For more information this upcoming trip contact the Custer County Chief at 308-872-2471, or Dick or Jana Pierce at 308-457-3605.