Alaska Airlines, Honor Flight take veterans to memorials in Capitol

Twenty-three veterans from the state of Alaska were set to travel yesterday to Washington, D.C. to view their memorials for the first time, thanks to a partnership between Alaska Airlines and Last Frontier Honor Flight program.

The veterans who served their country during World War II, the Korean War and through the Alaska Territorial Guard will enjoy a four-night, five-day tour to visit many of the national monuments, compliments of Alaska Airlines and Honor Flight. This is the second Honor Flight departing from the state of Alaska this year. From Anchorage, the group connects in Portland, Ore. to join fellow veterans from Oregon for the flight to Washington Reagan National Airport.

They are scheduled to return to a hero´s welcome at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Saturday, Oct. 17. A reception for the veterans, their family members, the public and members of the media is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Alaska time, at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, near TSA before security.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada and Mexico.