Honor Flight Welcome Home

Photo Credit: Katie Lester

We were excited to announce the return of the 2022 Honor Flight, sponsored by Farmers RECC, as members of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

Farmers RECC was proud to sponsor Paul Kirby of Edmonton on the flight on Sept. 17 to see the memorials in Washington, D.C. along with 66 other Kentucky veterans.

This was the 11th Honor Flight Kentucky to be sponsored by Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

The day included viewing the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Honor Flight representatives participated in a wreath-laying service at the tomb.

Honor Flight is a critical part of Farmers RECC’s commitment to our community. It’s a privilege to be able to fly these veterans to their memorials, and it’s an opportunity to serve them in some small way to repay their service to our nation and our community.

“Congratulations to our 2022 Honor Flight vets. It is our privilege to honor your service to the country by sponsoring Honor Flights,” said then Farmers RECC CEO Bill Prather. “Our goal is to make it a memorable day for our veterans, and this year’s trip was fantastic with great weather and fellowship.”

In addition to the volunteers who served as guardians for the veterans, hundreds of family members welcomed the veterans home at Blue Grass Airport, saluting them with a standing ovation as they returned from the day’s activities in our nation’s capital.

If you or someone in your family is a Farmers RECC member and a veteran, please consider applying for a future flight at www.honorflightky.org.