Burlingame has been chairman of that program since 2008. Honor Flights are made at least twice a year and take about 50 veterans from World War II, and the Korea and Vietnam conflicts, to view memorials in Washington, D.C.
In her capacity as chairman, Burlingame must make all of the arrangements for planes, buses, food vendors, escorts as well as medical personnel who go on the flights. Pre-flight meetings with veterans and their families must also be arranged.
The last Honor Flight was made Oct. 29. Photo by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.