Smithfield Foods presents the Midwest Honor Flight: Mission 5 at the Arena on Tuesday, September 24. Doors will open at 7:15 pm and the event will begin at 8:45 pm.
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It's hard to believe that come September 24, over 80 Veterans from Northwest Iowa, South Dakota, and Southwest Minnesota will be traveling through our nation's capital - Washington, D.C. Participating Midwest Honor Flight Veterans, sponsored by Smithfield Foods, will leave Sioux Falls Regional Airport on Tuesday, September 24 early in the morning at 0445 and fly to Reagan National Airport (DCA) to visit Arlington and Washington D.C. Our Tour will consist of a visit to The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to witness the Changing of the Guard located in Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima (Marine) and the Air Force Memorials. With a boxed lunch, we will see downtown DC and the Navy Memorial before we complete the trip with stops at the World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War.
What comes next? Well, that's up to the general public! We will have a few things for the Veterans to do on the flight home but we need YOUR HELP to make their Welcome Home something special when we arrive back in Sioux Falls when we are escorted from the Sioux Falls Regional Airport to the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Do you have time on Tuesday, September 24 to get the family together, make a poster or two, and join us in the Sioux Falls Convention Center Arena to welcome these American Heroes home from their Final Tour with Honor? We'd love to have the space filled to capacity to show these Veterans from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam just how much we appreciate their service to OUR United States of America! Details are below for the Welcome Home Ceremony if you or your family and friends are interested.