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Last Call for UK Honor Flight Applications

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2017) — On Saturday, May 20, the University of Kentucky will become the first university in the country to sponsor an Honor Flight. Seats for the flight are still available for veterans and guardians, but applications will come to a close at midnight, this Sunday, Feb. 12.

The mission of Honor Flight is to ensure that veterans have the opportunity to see their memorials in Washington, D.C. World War II veterans are the priority passengers, followed by Korean War and then Vietnam War veterans. UK’s flight is scheduled for May 20, 2017 — Armed Forces Day. 

UK is excited to be the first university in the country to sponsor an Honor Flight. As such, the university wants to honor the alumni and retirees who have served, but an invitation is also extended to the family members of current faculty and staff.

The flight is 100 percent privately funded in order to provide a cost-free experience for the veteran. The goal is to make this a Big Blue Honor Flight in every way! To find out more about this exciting initiative, to apply or learn how to become involved, visit

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