Today, Sept. 20, Coborn’s is honoring World War II veterans by taking 100 of them as guests on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. During this
one day trip of a lifetime, veterans will visit the World War II Memorial and other historic sites. For each of these veterans, this trip will be their first time visiting the World War II Memorial.
Today will be filled with recollections of struggle and heroism, new-found friendships and deep-rooted patriotism, as the group visits the World War II, Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean War and other memorials, as well as observes the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery.
The veterans going on the trip are from Central Minnesota; they will be accompanied by 53 guardians – 10 of which are Coborn’s employees – who
will help and assist the veterans. Coborn’s President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Coborn explains, “these brave men and women put their lives on the line to protect and preserve our freedoms. Coborn’s wants to give World War II veterans in our area the opportunity to visit their memorial before it’s too late for us to say ‘thank you.'”
Honor Flight Network is a national non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. The organization transports our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the most senior veterans, including WWII survivors, and other U.S. military veterans who may be terminally ill.
Freedom Flight is a St. Cloud-based non-profit organization that honors and increases public awareness about Prisoners Of War and Missing In
Action (POW/MIA) issues by flying the famous Freedom Flight hot air balloons across the country and overseas. Freedom Flight is also the regional
agent for Honor Flight Network.
Since our nation began in 1776, no single generation of Americans has been spared the responsibility of defending freedom by force of arms. More than 42 million American men and women have served in time of war, and more than a million have purchased our freedom with their lives.
Coborn’s urges everyone to pay tribute and thank our military veterans for their service and sacrifice.