1st all-female Honor Flight takes veterans to Washington

CINCINNATI — A group that offers older veterans free flights to the nation's capital to see war memorials says its first all-female trip was organized with help from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

WCPO-TV reports more than 140 people were on the roster for Tuesday's Honor Flight daytrip to Washington from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Honor Flight's regional director, Cheryl Popp, says the organization long wanted to arrange an all-female flight but had difficulty tracking down participants. She says a VA office helped by mailing information, and 250 applications were submitted.

Ninety-one-year-old participant Dorothy Kist said she was a Navy radio operator during World War II and hoped to see the memorial for military women at Arlington National Cemetery. It was among several memorials on the agenda for the trip.

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