Ravia man starts fund to send brother as a guardian on Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

By: Ashley Park Email
By: Ashley Park Email

RAVIA, OK -- Bill Hart Senior is a veteran of both World War 2 and the Korean War. He served in the Army and Marine Corps. and has been chosen to take part in the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in June.

Hart and several other veterans will be flown free of charge to the city to visit the memorials for each war, and be recognized for their service.

"I'm so glad to go...I'm ready to go," Hart said.

The Honor Flight Network will pay for Hart's trip, but his family is trying to raise money to help send Hart's oldest son, Randy, along with his father.

Hart's younger son, Bill Jr., says the trip would mean a lot to Randy, since he is also a Marine.

"I think it would be real special for him, for the both of them to go to together, and not just have someone who pushes his wheelchair," Bill Jr. said.

Bill Jr. says he has set up a fund on GoFundMe.com where he hopes to raise $500 to cover the guardian fee.

He says this trip to our Nation's Capital would be the greatest way to honor his father and brother for their service.

"It's a connection. It's closure. You know we should have memorials in all towns, but Washington D.C. is a central hub for all of them, so it's a special connection for them, I believe," said Bill Jr.

The Honor Flight will leave Oklahoma City at 4 A.M., and veterans will head to the memorials as soon as they land.

They'll also witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, something Bill Sr. says would be a great experience for him and Randy to see together.

"I think it'll be a great trip.I think he'll enjoy it and I hope he does," said Bill Sr.

If you'd like to help send Marine Corps veteran, Randy Hart along with his father on the Honor Flight, you can do so at


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