Fundraiser held for WWII vets to go to D.C.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 28, 2015) — On Saturday people attended a fundraiser to help send local veterans to our nation’s capital.

The Indy Honor Flight fundraiser was held at Chip Ganassi Racing.

For a $10 donation, attendees were able to meet Colts Cheerleaders and get autographs from IndyCar drivers and our local World War II veterans.

The fundraiser helps send our troops to Washington D.C. to see the memorials that were built in their honor.

The average age of a WWII veteran is 90 years-old and organizers say it’s important for our heroes to know they’re appreciated.

“These are the men and women that save the world so we’re raising money to send them out to see the memorial that stands in their honor,” said Grant Thompson of the Indy Honor Flight. “Because it took 60 years to build and most of them couldn’t do it without our help.”

This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Indy Honor Flight

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