Sheriff Dave Wedding paid his respects to a group of veterans this past Saturday who took part in the Honor Flight of Southern Indiana. The group departed Evansville Regional Airport for Washington, D.C where the veterans toured the National Mall and Memorial Parks and met with supporters and admirers.

Our own Detective Joe Beckwith accompanied his father Ray, who is a Korean War veteran. Sheriff Wedding stated, “The Honor Flight commander explained to me how Detective Beckwith stepped up without being asked and assisted veterans as they entered and exited the bus. Some of the veterans had restricted mobility and Deputy Beckwith’s assistance was greatly appreciated.”

The veterans returned home Saturday night to a hero’s welcome at the airport. Honor Flight of Southern Indiana is a non-profit organization created solely to honor Indiana’s veterans. Indy Honor Flight transports our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.

Pictured above (left to right): Sheriff Dave Wedding, Sgt. Ray Beckwith and Detective Joe Beckwith.