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World War II veterans from the Chicago-area salute as they visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The group came to Washington on an honor flight despite the shutdown of the federal government.

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Honor Flight to continue with visit despite shutdown

Federal shutdown or not, the Central Missouri Honor Flight goes on. The group — which flies World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans to see the memorials erected for their service in Washington, D.C. — will take 70 veterans from area counties on their planned Oct. 15 trip.


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