Ohio group will end honor flights for veterans

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An organization in northwestern Ohio says it will end its free flights taking veterans to see the war memorials in Washington.

Honor Flight Northwest Ohio says it will make four more flights before ending its run in September.

The group's organizers tell The Blade newspaper in Toledo (http://bit.ly/1gxAxmM ) that they expect about 2,000 veterans will have flown with the program by the time it ends. They've made 32 flights since 2008.

Group leaders say they think nearly all of the World War II veterans in Toledo who wanted to go on the flights have done so.

The Honor Flight Network is based in Springfield, where it began in 2005. It says there are 130 groups operating Honor Flights in 43 states.