PHOENIX - An organization that prides itself in helping World War II veterans travel to Washington D.C. to visit their memorials is in need of more participants.
Rick Hardina, president of Honor Flight Arizona, said the organization is "desperately" looking for WWII veterans who have yet to make the visit to the nation's capitol.
He said the organization has 200 veterans left on its waiting list. Those veterans will join honor flight programs in March, April and May 2015. After that, the future of the program is unknown, as the waiting list will be cleared.
Hardina said all WWII veterans are eligible to go on the free trip, including those in wheelchairs. The website said all of its buses and hotels can provide accommodations for those vets who use wheelchairs or require oxygen tanks. A medical team evaluates each participant to decide if they can travel or not.
The average age of those who go on these flights are 92 years old, according to Hardina.
"Our desire is to fly as many WWII veterans as we can from Arizona to Washington, D.C. at no cost to them," the organization's website said.
Honor Flight Arizona is the 28-state to set up a hub as part of the Honor Flight Network, according to its website.
Those WWII veterans interested in attending a future Honor Flight can contact the offices below or find more information here .
Northern - Central Arizona