Larchwood, Iowa — Midwest Honor Flight — the organization that flies veterans to Washington, D.C. to see war memorials and other important D.C. landmarks — has received a large donation from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation.

The foundation is the nonprofit license-holder of the Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort near Larchwood, and as dictated by law, gives a certain portion of the casino’s gaming take to nonprofit organizations and projects.

Aaron Van Beek is the President and CEO of Midwest Honor Flight, and he tells us about it.

Van Beek says when veterans fly to Washington, they have the privilege of seeing many historic and military sites, all free of charge.

Van Beek tells us they continue to help veterans take Honor Flights.

He tells us that they are serving more and more Vietnam vets now. He says a couple of flights ago, it began to look like they may have served their last World War II veterans. But, he says, there were three more last fall and two more this spring. So if you know of a veteran from World War II, Korea, or Vietnam who hasn’t taken the trip yet, you can reach out at Van Beek says they are grateful for the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation’s sponsorship of this Honor Flight, which will take off on May 16th, 2023.

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