WRKR’s Mike McKellyand his wife Karla joined us for Mission 9 on Saturday June 4th as media representatives.

You can find Mike’s wrap-up post here: Talons Out Honor Flight Amazing and Heartwarming 

We’ve heard about it.  Had it explained to us.  But until you are a part of it, you have no idea the impact on the lives of those involved including your own.  Saturday’s Talons Out Honor Flight was a life-changing experience that will affect me till the day I die.From the start at the airport in Kalamazoo, we could see the amount of planning and attention detail taken to serve our precious cargo.  Not only was the airport decorated, there were a lot of people there very early to send off the WW2 and Korean War veterans.  All of this brought early tears that stayed with us the entire day.

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Listen to Mike’s reports below. And grab the tissues – they’re great.


A Korean War Veteran pays tribute to fallen Vietnam heroes. Photo: Jim Swoboda