Boonville veterans take Honor Flight
Despite the government shutdown local Boonville veterans John Ernst, Jr., Dane Gregg, Neil Coley and Ralph Olinger embarked on an Honor Flight Tuesday morning to Washington D.C. from Columbia Regional Airport.
An Honor Flight includes a tour of the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials, Marine Corps and Air Force Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery. At the Tomb of the Unknowns, veterans are acknowledged during the Changing of the Guard.
The group arrived back in Columbia for a 'welcome home' rally, which was held at the Columbia Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.