Travelers Rest HS Spirit Week update: Vets to fly to Washington on Tuesday

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Following another successful Travelers Rest High School spirit week, a group of eighty-five WWII and Korean War veterans on Tuesday will depart from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport on the next Upstate Honor Flight.

Last month, students announced they raised over $30K for Honor Flight, a nonprofit that sends aging veterans to Washington to visit monuments built in their honor. This is the second year in a row that the school has donated their Spirit Week proceeds to Honor Flight, bringing their total donation to the group to over $60K.

Tuesday's veterans, accompanied by nearly one hundred guardians, doctors, nurses, support staff, and media, will visit the World War II and Korean War Memorials in addition to viewing the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery and laying a wreath in memory of those lost in past wars.

The flight is scheduled to return to GSP at 8:30pm.

Veterans who have never had the opportunity to see the memorials due to physical or financial limitations are invited to apply for upcoming flights. There is no cost to the veteran to participate. For more information on how to apply, visit or call  864-869-VETS.

Related on the Tribune:

Travelers Rest HS Spirit Week raises more than $30K for area veterans

Video: Travelers Rest High School recognized for Honor Flight contribution (2015)


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