Interest so high, support is needed for additional flights—Kwik Trip makes donating even easier

La Crosse, Wis., September 8, 2008
Kwik Trip stores within 100 miles of La Crosse, are now collection sites for Freedom Honor Flight donations. The donations collected will help fund the organization’s flights that take veterans to visit their memorials in Washington D.C.

On October 8, the first Honor Flight from the state of Wisconsin, will transport 110 veterans, 55 guardians, two physicians from Franciscan Skemp and Gundersen Lutheran medical centers and four paramedics from Tri-State Ambulance. The veterans and guardians for the first flight have been selected and have been notified.

Freedom Honor Flight has received over 300 applications from veterans and has begun planning a second flight, scheduled for June. Volunteer guardians, who pay their own way on the flights, are still needed for the second flight. Applications are available at the groups’ website,

Donations from the public, made at Kwik Trip stores or online at will help ensure that Freedom Honor Flight is able to meet the needs of all veterans who apply.