In honor of the 50th Honor Flight this weekend, a veteran who went on the first Tri-State Honor Flight tells us about the experience.
Jim Ponsot is a World War II veteran who served in the Navy in 1945. He said he applied right away when he heard about the opportunity to fly to war memorials in Washington, D.C. with other veterans through Honor Flight.
Ponsot was accepted, along with about 40 other veterans and he hopes this group of veterans enjoy it as much as he did.
“It’s very, very special,” Ponsot said. “I know it’s not only myself, but every veteran who makes that trip. It’s a day that they never forget. It’s just one of those types of things. Just take it in and enjoy the day, that is the main thing. It was a day made for them naturally as a trip and all.”
The Honor Flight’s 50th mission is Saturay and Ponsot is wishing the next crew the best of luck.