2017-02-09 / Local News

Veterans group to benefit from Tribal gaming funds

A $5,000 casino revenue payout that Leelanau County expects to receive tomorrow from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will be used to honor local veterans, according to county administrator Chet Janik.

The allocation will help cover costs for taking as many as 10 veterans to Washington, D.C. to view the World War II and Korean War memorials, Janik said.

The mid-Michigan Honor Flight program has organized trips for dozens of aging veterans and their escorts to the nation’s capital over the past several years. Janik said priority for the funding will go to World War II and Korean War veterans who cannot pay for such a trip themselves.

Janik said that anyone can obtain an application for a veteran who may be interested in participating at the county administrator’s office in the Leelanau County Government Center.

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