Thursday the Utah House of Representatives sponsored Honor Flight will depart from Salt Lake City, Utah and travel to Washington, D.C. where guardians and veteran participants will tour the WWII, Vietnam, Korean, Air Force, Marine, Women’s, and Lincoln Memorials. They will also tour Arlington National Cemetery.
The Utah House of Representatives raised $35,000 to sponsor the Utah Honor Flight. The Utah Honor Flight will shuttle WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington, D.C. where the Utah Veterans will be given the opportunity to view the memorials erected in memory of their service. Veterans participate in the Honor Flight free of cost. Representatives Dee, Handy, Perry, and Stratton will be participating in this Honor Flight, as well as Representative Chavez-Houck’s family.
Among the participants will be LTJG Haven J. Barlow, 93-year-old WWII Navy veteran and father to Rep. Stewart Barlow. He is the longest serving Utah Legislator with four years of service in the Utah House of Representatives and 38 years of service in the Utah State Senate, for a total of 42 years of state legislative service.
The send-off will take place in the State Room of the Senate building at 8:00a.m. Thursday September 17, and the welcome home will take place in the Utah State Capitol Rotunda at 9 p.m. Saturday, September 19.