• The Triangle Flight of Honor program takes World War II veterans on a free trip from the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C., area to Washington to visit the World War II Memorial. It is a service project of the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association and its members, along with other local businesses and organizations. Robert Glaser, president of the association, is the volunteer chairman of the program, and dealers and other volunteers act as guardians on the trips. Two trips were made last fall and three more -- including one this week -- are scheduled for the spring. The North Carolina program, part of the Honor Flight Network, aims to take a total of about 500 veterans to the U.S. capital.
David Westcott of Westcott Automotive Group in Burlington, the state dealers association's National Automobile Dealers Association director, will make the trip on Wednesday, April 6, as a guardian. At the memorial, he will present a plaque to honor all of North Carolina's World War II veterans.