Honor Flight of Central Oregon (HFCO) postponed their annual flight to Washington, D.C. amid concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Veterans from Central Oregon were slated to depart May 6 for the four-day trip. World War II and Korean War veterans, 22 in total, would tour the U.S. Capitol, memorials, and monuments on an all-expenses-paid trip.
HFCO observed the growing pandemic two weeks prior to making the decision and carefully considered their options. Dane Prevatt, the trip organizer, stated his concerns over exposing the high-risk age group to the virus.