MACF Grants Funds to the Western ND Honor Flight

Posted: Mar 09 2024

The Minot Area Community Foundation (MACF) has granted $10,000 to the Western ND Honor Flight. Funding was made possible through the Donald & Genevieve Roush Endowment Fund.
The Mission of the Western North Dakota Honor Flight is “To transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends”. The Western ND Honor Flight takes veterans from across Western North Dakota to Washington D.C. and currently, the program serves WWII, Korean, and Vietnam war veterans. The program is run by volunteers, and all funds stay local to celebrate ND veterans by inviting them to share in a trip of honor. Currently, there are over 330 Veterans on the waiting list, and the grant funds will be used to support flights for Minot area Veterans on this waiting list. “
At the Western ND Honor Flight, we do our best to ensure our WWII, Korean Era and Vietnam Era Veterans receive the long-delayed recognition they deserve,” states Dennis Burdolski, Western ND Honor Flight Board President. “We are thrilled and honored for the generous donation from the Donald & Genevieve Roush Endowment Fund and special thanks to the Minot Area Community Foundation for making this happen.”
The Western ND Honor Flight is part of the Honor Flight Network, which is a national network comprised of independent Hubs working together in furtherance of the Honor Flight mission. A common goal is to show our nation’s veterans the appreciation and honor they deserve. Participation in an Honor Flight trip gives veterans the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with other comrades, to remember friends and comrades lost, and share their stories and experiences with other veterans. All honored veterans travel at no cost to the veteran. The next ND Honor Flight is scheduled to take place April 14-15, 2024, with an additional flight taking place in October 2024.
“Donald Roush was a WWII veteran who hit the beach in Normandy on D-Day and also fought in the Battle of the Bulge with Patton’s 358th as the Allied Forces moved through Europe,” said Jason Zimmerman, President of Minot Area Community Foundation. “Donald would be thrilled to know that his endowment has provided support for our local veterans to have this opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. and honor all who have served on behalf of our country and all who continue to do so.”
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