October 02, 2013
Honor Flight to World War II Memorial in jeopardy due to shutdown(Who told the Honor flight they would face arrest?)
Someone told the President of the Honor flight of Northwest Ohio....they could be arrested.....buried the lead down at the bottom of the article..
Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio has a trip scheduled to depart from Toledo next Wednesday, October 9.This will set off a firestorm when this gets out....imagine the visuals ....90 year olds who saved the world placed in cuffs.
"We will make the call this Friday to determine if the flight is still a go, or if we will have to re-schedule," Armstrong explains.
He says they are considering going ahead with the trip even if the government is still on shutdown, but when he called the parks service, he was told they would face arrest. "I said, are you kidding me? You're going to arrest a 90/91-year-old veteran from seeing his memorial? If it wasn't for them it wouldn't be there. She said, 'That's correct sir.'"
When Armstrong asked for her name, he says she did not give it to him and then promptly hung up the phone.