Future Dates Announced for Honor Flights - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Future Dates Announced for Honor Flights

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

The Big Sky Honor Flight has taken many veterans to Washington D.C., but there are many more veterans who need to be honored.

Thursday, several Billings organizations presented checks to fund the upcoming Big Sky Honor Flights. The organizations donated more than $6,000 for the future flights. To date, Big Sky Honor Flight has flown more than 400 veterans from all over the state to see their memorial.

But the flights are now winding down. September 3 is the deadline for applications for veterans who still want to go to D.C. After that, no more applications will be accepted.

"What they're able to do is talk about their friends, see how their friends have been honored and see how they've been honored. It's a very emotional time but it's something very important," Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy said. "That as these WWII veterans go back, we have our final thank you for their effort during WWII."

The latest donations will be combined with the current funds of more than $90,000 and go toward their next two flights. The next flights will take off September 8 and October 13.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Majority of Joyce St. Property Owners Want Road Improvements

    Majority of Joyce St. Property Owners Want Road Improvements

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:19 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:19:23 GMT
    Packed in a local restaurant dining room, property owners along Joyce St., in the Heights, gave the city the green light on drawing up plans to improve their street.Over two dozen Joyce St. property owners showed up. At the end of the meeting, it was suggested a hand raising vote be held to let the city know property owners were serious about the road improvement plans.David Mumford, City of Billings Public Works Director, said in September, there will be a final meeting to get the necessary ...
    Packed in a local restaurant dining room, property owners along Joyce St., in the Heights, gave the city the green light on drawing up plans to improve their street.Over two dozen Joyce St. property owners showed up. At the end of the meeting, it was suggested a hand raising vote be held to let the city know property owners were serious about the road improvement plans.David Mumford, City of Billings Public Works Director, said in September, there will be a final meeting to get the necessary ...
  • Lonnie Bells Rings in His 90th Birthday

    Lonnie Bells Rings in His 90th Birthday

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:01:30 GMT
    For five decades, Lonnie Bell has been on the airwaves in the Magic City and surrounding area. Bell is a well known disc jockey, with connections to some of country music's biggest names: Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Merle Travis, and John Prine, just to name a few.Bell's family and friends came from all over Montana and the country.Bell's granddaughter, Marti Bell said
    For five decades, Lonnie Bell has been on the airwaves in the Magic City and surrounding area. Bell is a well known disc jockey, with connections to some of country music's biggest names: Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Merle Travis, and John Prine, just to name a few.Bell's family and friends came from all over Montana and the country.Bell's granddaughter, Marti Bell said
  • Carbon County Fair

    Carbon County Fair

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:01:21 GMT

    The Carbon County Fair was in full swing Thursday in Red Lodge.

    The Carbon County Fair was in full swing Thursday in Red Lodge.