Organizers hope this June's first Korean veteran Hero Flight is one of many to come, but that depends on how many are physically able or want to go.
They say approximately 400 Korean veterans currently live in Buffalo County, and one of those vets says he's grateful for the opportunity to go to D.C.
"Well, it makes me feel good that we are appreciated," said hero flight participant Darold Carman. "I have been to Washington but I haven't seen these monuments that are, those last Korean War and WW II deal, and it'll be interesting to see them."
"It came almost on the heels of WW II and so it's not a forgotten war, but that's sometimes what it's called," said fundraiser chair Sherry Morrow. "And so it's one that we just felt like their memorial has been in Washington a long time, a lot longer than WW II memorial, but there's still many, many Korean War vets that haven't had the opportunity to go back."
The first Korean Veteran Hero Flight will leave on June 4th of this year. More fundraisers are expected.