Local event helps send WWII vets to Washington, D.C.

An upcoming event right here in South Bend could help send veterans to Washington, D.C.

It's known as Honor Flight, and it gives WWII veterans a chance to travel to our nation's capital for the first time to see their memorial.

It is important to get these veterans to the memorial because 1,000 WWII vets die each day and never get to see the memorial which is ultimately for them.

In efforts to send veterans from around the area to the memorial the South Bend Silver Hawks and city council paired up to host an event at the Cove to raise money.

The event will be on June 6th at 7 p.m.

It will feature the movie "Honor Flight" and it will be shown on the scoreboard.

Tickets will cost $5 each and parking will be free.

Everyone will sit in the normal ballpark seats and concession stands will be open.

They are bringing in military vehicles and there will even be flybys from military WWII planes.

“Again, nobody in the county will have done people have shown the movies but not in this venue and with everything else we are going to have so it’s a very unique situation,” says South Bend City Council President, Derek Dieter.

Dieter says Honor Flight started in 2005 and since it started 98,000 vets have gone.

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