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Hurricane could postpone La Crosse’s honor flight to D.C.

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It’s the 10th anniversary of the Freedom Honor Flight in La Crosse but Hurricane Florence could spoil the trip to Washington.

Dozens of La Crosse area veterans are getting ready for this weekend’s 22nd flight from La Crosse to D.C.

The Honor Flight organization will call vets Thursday night if the Saturday morning flight cannot depart as scheduled.

Organizers of the flight are in touch with park police in Washington and airline officials.

Any local veteran can register online to get on the Honor Flight waiting list here or call 608.784.1015.

Below is a list of counties for eligible veterans. Otherwise, click here to see if there are honor flights in your area.

About 2,000 vets have taken the local flights since they began in 2008.

VETERANS ELIGIBLE FOR LA CROSSE FREEDOM HONOR FLIGHTS FROM BELOW COUNTIES:

WISCONSIN COUNTIES
CRAWFORD
VERNON
LA CROSSE
MONROE
JUNEAU
ADAMS
BUFFALO
TREMPEALEAU
JACKSON
PIERCE
PEPIN
ST. CROIX
DUNN
CHIPPEWA
EAU CLAIRE
CLARK

MINNESOTA COUNTIES
DODGE
FILLMORE
HOUSTON
MOWER
OLMSTED
WABASHA
WINONA

IOWA COUNTIES
WINNESHIEK
ALLAMAKEE

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