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Oklahoma Honor Flights for WWII Veterans Coming to an End

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A program that provides flights at no cost to World War Two veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II memorial and other memorials is coming to an end.

Oklahoma Honor Flights executive director Gary Banz told The Oklahoman that no applications will be accepted after November 1st. Banz said two more flights are scheduled — one in September and another in October and that there will then be no more veterans on the waiting list.

The flights began six years ago and 20 flights have been made — taking more than 1,800 World War II veterans on the all-expenses paid trip.

The nonprofit organization was created in 2009 specifically to honor World War Two veterans.