Board Member Scott Lanter, began his relationship with Honor Flight Kentucky in June of 2014. Since that time, he has been involved in a total of thirteen flights to our nation’s capital. Selected as a board member in 2020, Scott has served in varying capacities on several flights and describes the impact of an Honor Flight day this way. “Serving the men and women who have stood in harm’s, way protecting our country is a humbling experience that changes your life.”
He describes each veteran as a national treasure and notes that some have made or witnessed key moments in history. “I’ve chatted with an Army Air Corp solider who was a genuine Tuskegee Airman, a tanker who stormed across France and Germany with General Patton, a Marine who fought at the Chosin Reservoir, a sailor who helped recover John Glenn and the Friendship 7.”
He also notes that, regardless of their service, they all have one important thing in common. “Each veteran has their own story to tell. Some may, some may not. They all however have earned both their day in D.C. and the celebration that takes place upon returning home.