Honor Flight

Utah’s Honor Flight program is preparing to send a new group of veterans to Washington D.C. this fall and Uintah Basin World War II, Vietnam and Korean War veterans are encouraged to participate. Local Honor Flight advocate and representative Jeff Berry presented to the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce this week about his amazing experience taking his 90-year-old father on a flight just weeks before he passed away. The Honor Flight program’s goal is to take all WWII, Korean War and Vietnam veterans on a free, well organized and high class trip to tour Washington D.C. Each flight takes around 100 veterans and 100 guardians, as well as an entire medical staff for the duration of the trip. “Time is especially running out for these WWII veterans as they age,” shares Berry. “It is so important that they know we appreciate their service and honor them in the way they deserve.” If you know any local veterans that may be interested in attending an upcoming Honor Flight, visitwww.honorflight.org or contact Jeff Berry at Smith’s Food and Drug in Vernal.

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Steve Evans

Steve’s Broadcast Career began in 1985. He has experience working in markets such as Salt Lake City, Springfield Mo, Albuquerque N.M., Wichita Ks, and Saint George, Utah. Since 1994 Steve has raised a family and lived in Vernal and is proud to call North Eastern Utah home. A Regan Republican since 1980, Steve is a champion of conservative values both social and political. Holding firm to these values in business has been a philosophy that has served KVEL, and the communities it serves, well. He writes human interest stories about local community members  on "Round the Town."