CVMA looking for veterans to send on Honor Flight
LEWISTON, ID —
A local organization is trying to make dreams come true for World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam veterans. The Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association Chapter 13-3 here in the valley are raising funds to send local vets to Washington, D.C. for the Honor Flight.
The Honor Flight is a program that sends veterans to DC to see and experience the memorials for the war that they served in.
The Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association is asking for local people to send in an application for vets who meet the qualifications. They are looking for people who served in either World War II, Korean War or the Vietnam war.
This is the first year the CVMA has participated in this program and Chapter Commandeer Cassidy White said it’s all about honoring vets.
“These people gave us our freedom,” said White. “These veterans are the reason we’re here doing what we do. We try to honor those who led the way every chance we get, and it’s a thank you for going to war that they did so long ago.”
If you would like to nominate a veteran, you can find the applications at Hells Canyon Harley-Davidson store on 21st Street, as well as Hells Canyon Smoke Shop, the Yamaha dealer, a few other locations.
The Honor Flight program pays for the vet’s travel and other expenses, and the CVMA is stepping in to pay for each vet to bring a friend or family member with them as well.
To help raise the money necessary they are hosting a Show n Shine on August 23, featuring a display of motorcycles, live music, a beer garden, and fun activities for kids.
“Bike registration is $10.00 per bike, but it’s free to the public. There’s going to be a lot of very nice bikes, that’s for sure. There’s going to be some quality bikes. There are people that have put a lot of money into dressing their bikes up, and are proud of them, so there’s a lot to see there.”
The Show and Shine will take place in the lot behind the Alibi Sports Bar on August 23 from noon to 4:00PM.