April 25, 2017

Williston State Police take part in Honor Flight

On June 7, troopers from the Vermont State Williston barracks participated in the North Country Honor Flight program. The Honors Flight Network’s mission is to help all American veterans, willing and able, to travel to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials free of charge to the veterans.

The group of 15 World War II veterans and their families left South Burlington and were escorted to the New York State line by members of the Vermont State Police. New York State Police then accompanied the group the remainder of the way to Albany Airport, where they boarded a plane to Washington, DC. Prior to departing from South Burlington, troopers had time to interact with veterans and their families.

Comments

  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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