Posted: Apr 13, 2013 7:00 PM by David Jay
Updated: Apr 13, 2013 7:24 PM
BILLINGS - A week before the next trip to Washington, Big Sky Honor Flight raised more money to fly more veterans to see the World Warn Two Memorial.
The West End Walmart hosted its second barbecue for Big Sky Honor Flight.
Veterans and citizens contributed to the cause.
Last year, with the barbecue and other fund raisers, Walmart donated $30,000.
Store manager Kevin Flock says it costs about $1,000 to send veteran a veteran on the flight.
The west end Walmart hopes to raise another $30,000 this year.
"It's just a good thing and it feels good in your heart just to give back to those folks," Flock said. "They're getting up in years and the sad thing is some of them might not get to go. If we can send 30 more people, we're proud to do it."
"We're in it for the long haul," said Becky Hillier, board member for Big Sky Honor Flight. "We always say we will fly until there are no more names on that list. And we mean that. So we're appreciative for the communities for donating to big sky honor flight, so we can accomplish that goal and make those dreams come true for our world war two veterans."
The next Big Sky Honor Flight leaves Sunday and is set for April 21 and 22nd.
Two other flights are scheduled for May 19 and 20th and June 16th and 17th.