WCSH Raises Nearly $100,000 for Maine Veterans

By Kevin Eck 

WCSH held its first ever telethon to help local veterans go to Washington, D.C. to see the war memorials built in their honor.

So far, the Portland, Maine NBC affiliate has raise $95,939 in the 2016 Honor Flight Maine telethon.

The TEGNA-owned station says “the money raised will provide at least 138 veterans, with an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. There, they will visit the memorials created in their honor. Top priority is given to senior veterans, World War ll veterans and veterans of all wars who may be terminally ill.

“I always felt like a nobody,” said Theodore Perry, a World War II veteran, “but after the trip on June, 2016, I felt like a very special somebody.”

Visit Honor Flight Maine to make a donation. Visit Honor Flight Network to find an Honor Flight in your state and donate.