Local veteran takes the trip of a lifetime

Posted on Feb 22 2018 in Marshall County REMC

William “Jake” Elliott and his daughter, Sara McKrill, who served as his guardian, get their photo taken before they take off for Washington, D.C.

Marshall County REMC member and World War ll veteran William Elliott had the opportunity to visit fellow veterans on an all-expenses-paid trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C.

Marshall County REMC is a proud supporter of the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices.
Electric cooperatives maintain a strong commitment to their communities and the people who live there. Honoring our veterans through support of the Honor Flight Network is just one way we can demonstrate that commitment.

Most veterans of World War ll — true heroes who preserved our freedoms — never experienced any fanfare or celebration when they returned home. The Honor Flight Network honors these men and women by providing a no-cost, day trip to visit the war memorials created in their honor.

William “Jake” Elliott is greeted with a casual kiss before departing from D.C.

Marshall County REMC, in conjunction with eight other northeast Indiana electric cooperatives, sponsors the Honor Flight Northeast Indiana and the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom.

The sponsorship by the northeast Indiana cooperatives allows for each veteran on the flight to receive a memory book, which includes a recap of the events throughout the day, from leaving the Air National Guard Base in Fort Wayne, to seeing the memorials in D.C., to returning home again to a crowd of loved ones cheering them on.




Do you know a WWII veteran?

If you, a loved one or a friend served during any of the three wars listed below, you are eligible to participate for a FREE trip to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built to honor the sacrifices our veterans made and to the many whom were lost protecting our right to freedom.

Download a veteran application at www.hfnei.org.

World War ll
12-7-1941 through 12-31-1946

Korean War
6-27-1950 through 1-31-1955

Vietnam War
2-28-1961 through 5-7-1975