Kentucky Has All-Female Honor Flight For First Time Ever To Honor Their Women Veterans

Kentucky recognizes June 12 as Women Veterans Day, a day where they honor the service of women who have served in the armed forces.

This year, they celebrated by organizing the state’s first-ever all-female Honor Flight to Washington D.C., which consisted of more than 130 female veterans who served from Vietnam and the Korean War through Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

During their trip, they laid a wreath at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, saw the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, and the Air Force Memorial.

They also visited the Korean War Veterans Memorial, where they were greeted with smiles and handshakes from other visitors who thanks them for their service.

The women then watched a special ceremony at the Marine Corps Veterans Memorial and shared stories with members of Bravo Company.

During the visit at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, veteran Verna Fairchild was honored for her 81st birthday and her service as a two-star Major General in the U.S. Air Force.

When the veterans returned home to Lexington from Washington D.C., they were met with hugs, tears and gifts from hundreds of people waiting for them at Blue Grass Airport.

“As a female veteran I’ve never felt this appreciated for my military service. It was surprising and very emotional. Also just very wonderful to spend the day with all of the other female veterans and hear their stories,” Navy veteran Davina Warner told WKYT.

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