SC Co-Ops Back September DC Flight for WWII Vets

2:55 PM, Sep 5, 2012   |    comments
Veterans on a South Carolina Honor Flight stand in front of the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2012.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's electric cooperatives are working with the state's congressional delegations to help about 90 elderly World War II veterans tour monuments in Washington erected in their honor.
 
The state's 20 electrical cooperatives are sponsoring an Honor Flight on Sept. 26 from Columbia to the nation's capital.
 
Cooperative spokesman Van O'Cain says Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., is taking part as an escort for a veteran from Rock Hill.
 
O'Cain says representatives from the state's other five congressional and two Senate offices also are sending escorts to help the elderly veterans get through the day.
 
There are about 60 such escorts taking part in the flight and the daylong tour.
 
The cooperatives supported a similar flight in April, and paid for it with a $60,000 gift.

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