The final 2018 Land of Lincoln Honor Flight for central and mid-southern Illinois veterans will be October 30th. On board Mission #53 will be 85 veterans representing 54 communities, including: Mattoon, Effingham, Neoga, and Shelbyville. The return to Springfield is planned at 9:30 p.m. and you’re encouraged to pack the airport to welcome home the heroes. Wear patriotic colors, bring balloons, posters, etc. to show appreciation and support to these Veterans who served and sacrificed so much for our country. Words of thanks, hugs and handshakes are welcome, too. Be sure to follow Land of Lincoln Honor Flight on Facebook to stay current on upcoming events and future flights.