Four Lexmarkers accompanied veterans on the first Honor Flight Kentucky of the year over Memorial Day weekend — greeted by a crowd of supporters at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport for an emotional send-off and welcome home.
Honor Flight Kentucky is a nonprofit organization created to honor World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans. Veterans are flown to Washington, D.C., for a one-day, all-expenses-paid visit to the memorials dedicated to their service.
Seventy-five veterans were aboard the May 26 flight, each paired with a guardian. Lexmarkers Evan Goldey, Krista Greathouse, Karen Hurt and Bob McGrath served as guardians — most accompanying a veteran they’d never met. Here’s what the Lexmark guardians had to say about the experience: