AUSTIN, Texas - Honor Flight Austin has announced that all trips for the remainder of 2020 will be postponed. The decision was made in response to the growing health concerns over the coronavirus, according to the nonprofit organization.
"The Board of Directors made this difficult decision following an alert issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which advised that adults over the age of 60 are particularly at risk of infection and should avoid all non-essential air travel," Honor Flight Austin said in a press release.
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"Unfortunately, most of our veterans fall into the CDC’s high-risk category. Many of our veterans also live in community settings, such as retirement homes or assisted living facilities, where the risk of spreading illness is extremely high."
Honor Flight Austin is a nonprofit organization that accepts applications from World War II veterans residing anywhere in Texas, and Korean and Vietnam War from Austin and the 14 surrounding counties. "Honor Flight trips are a once in a lifetime opportunity for America’s veterans, but their safety is our highest priority," according to the press release.
The next flight will be in the Spring of 2021.
If anyone has any questions, they are advised to contact Steven Quakenbush by phone at (512) 992-7133 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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