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Honor Flight Kern County cancels trips for rest of 2020

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Posted at 6:10 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 09:10:37-04

Honor Flights have become a staple for veterans around Kern County, but they will now be put on hold.

On Thursday night, the Honor Flight Kern County Facebook page announced that trips to our nation's capital have been canceled, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In the post, Honor Flight Kern County said, "We carry such precious cargo on these flights we just can not take the risk. The health and well being of our heroes is first and foremost."

Officials with the local Honor Flight said the trips will be pushed back to the spring of 2021.

They also said, with additional flights next year, more donations will be needed to help fund the trips.

Honor Flight Kern County also announced that its monthly breakfasts have been discontinued until the state "completely phases out and everything is business as usual."