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Eastern Iowa Honor Flight: A Tribute to Those Who Served

  This program originally aired on November 8, 2018.

Credit Emily Woodbury

On this special edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer and producer Emily Woodbury join a hundred veterans living in eastern Iowa as they take a tour of our nation's capital as part of an honor flight trip.

Honor flights are conducted by non-profit organizations dedicated to transporting as many U.S. military veterans as possible to see war memorials in Washington, D.C., at no cost to the veterans. 

This particular honor flight was organized by Eastern Iowa Honor Flight, a nonprofit that relies fully on private, public, and corporate donations in order to make these experiences happen for veterans.

Credit Emily Woodbury

This hour, Kieffer talks with veterans who served during the Vietnam War era, the Korean War, and two veterans who served during World War II. The flights also honor the veterans that served in peacetime between these wars.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River