Gold Star Mothers hold fundraising event

WHITE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A fundraiser in Monticello Saturday night helped make sure veterans have the chance to visit our nation’s capital.

The Tip A Soldier event took place at the Oakdale Dam Inn. The event raised money to help fund Lafayette’s Honor Flight Program.

The Honor Flight Program began back in 2012. Since then, six flights and a total of 480 veterans have made the trip to Washington, D.C.

Co-president Pam Mow said this is just one of many fundraising events they hold throughout the year.

“It costs us $65,000 a flight and, like I said, we have three flights this year,” said Mow. “So, it’s quite an undertaking to raise all of that money. So, we’re always in fundraising mode.”

Mow said the first flight of 2014 will take off on Monday, May 5.

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