Three area residents will be taking part in the upcoming Veterans Honor Flight of North Dakota and Minnesota.

The flight program’s board of directors recently announced Clarence Paurus, Byron Paurus and Frank Noyes, of Frazee, will depart Fargo’s Hector International Airport on Saturday, April 30 and return Monday evening, May 2.

The honor flight takes veterans to Washington D.C. free of charge to see the memorials built in their honor.  

Priority is given to WWII veterans, Korean War veterans and those veterans who are terminally ill from any service era. Approximately 90 Veterans will be on board.   

The Veterans Honor Flight of North Dakota and Minnesota holds fundraisers around the region to help aid the program. 

More information can be found on Facebook (veteranshonorflightndmn) or the program’s homepage

On Tuesday, May 3, the Honor Flight program will be celebrating a big milestone in Honor Flight history marking the 250,000th veterans to be flown to Washington, D.C. to see the monuments. A live stream for the 250K event will be viewable on Facebook at 1 p.m.