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Honoring Our Heroes slated for July 20

Staff Report

LLL Truck Repair of Andrews, and American Huey 369, a nonprofit organization based in Peru, are partnering to host a special event recognizing veterans and active duty personnel from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at 8254 W. 300 North, Andrews, just outside of Huntington at LLL Truck Repair on Indiana 24.

“This event is open to the public and all ages are encouraged to come out to show respect and honor to veterans and active duty personnel,” stated a press release.

Veterans and active duty personnel interested in taking a membership flight should arrive to register for the drawing between 10 and 11 a.m. Two Vietnam era helicopters, American Huey’s 369 and 803/Warrior 11 will land at 10:30 a.m.

Membership flights will be available beginning at noon. Food vendors and children’s activities will be available all day. A cash raffle, gun raffle, and silent auction will be occurring the day of the event. Both Jerry Lindquist’s Master Modeler Display Traveling Museum and vehicles from the Indiana Military Preservation Association will be on display.

Honoring Our Heroes was founded in 2012 by Ryan and Melissa Long.

A sponsorship campaign to fund membership flights for veterans and active duty personnel is currently underway. For more information about Honoring Our Heroes or sponsorship opportunities, visit our Facebook page, Honoring Our Heroes Wabash Indiana, or search the Facebook event, 2019 Honoring Our Heroes. Rain date scheduled for Sunday, July 21, same time and location.