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Veteran Harry Oldenburg (right) stands alongside son Rod Oldenburg, who served as his father’s guardian, during the Honor Flight he took from the Twin Cities to Washington, D.C., on April 26. (Submitted photo)

Local vets complete Honors Flights to the nation’s capital

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In May 2005, the inaugural Honor Flight Tour took place with six small planes transporting 12 World War II veterans on a visit to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Ever since the inaugural tour, more and more veterans have taken trips to the capital every year to see the memorial.


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Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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