Retired Quincy police chief and United States Marine Corps veteran of World War Two’s Pacific Campaign, R. D. Edwards will be visiting Washington, D.C. this weekend as part of the Honor Flight Tallahassee organization.
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. They transport heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.
Top priority is given to the senior veterans, especially World War Two survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.
There is no fee for this service.
The day-long trip from Tallahassee for Edwards will include visits to the World War Two Memorial, Arlington Cemetery and the Changing of the Guards, and the USMC Iwo Jima Memorial.
Edwards’ grandson McClain Edwards, son of Larry and Michelle Edwards, will be accompanying the senior Edwards on the trip.
There will be more on this historic trip for Edwards after he returns.