Giving Veterans an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C., High Plains Honor Flight is a wonderful organization. This year's flight, on April 30, 2023, will be flying out of the Northern Colorado Regional Airport, so that will necessitate a change.

Dozens of Colorado Heroes will be getting the chance to visit the Memorials in Washington pertaining to the branch of military they served in, and/or the battle they fought in. Normally, people line up along I-25 as they travel towards DIA for their flight. That's changed, and High Plains Honor Flight has a new escort route to salute and pay tribute to our Veterans.


Wherein passed years, everyone has gathered at Embassy Suites in Loveland and then headed out onto I-25 for the parade route to DIA, this year will have to be different. The parade/escort will gather at The Ranch and then set out on a designated route with plenty of spaces for people to stand, wave flags and cheer, as they head to the "Fort Collins/Loveland" airport.

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ESCORT ROUTE 2023, APRIL 30, 2023:

  • North on Fairgrounds Avenue (CR 5)
  • East on Highway 392
  • South on CR 13 (Colorado Boulevard)
  • West on Crossroads Boulevard
  • North on Boyd Lake Drive to North Colorado Regional Airport
  • Buses/escort leaves The Ranch at 8:20 a.m.

It should be a great morning honoring those who deserve these flights, for all that they've given to their Country. You can find out more and donate to send Veterans to Washington, D.C. at

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