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Last month, the Marion County Commission pledged $5,000 to help veterans make it to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Benedum Airport Authority voted to match that donation for the Clarksburg Honor Flight.

The mission relies on donations and volunteers, and the airport authority says it's happy to do its part to help.

"I think it's a great way to honor the people who served our country. They're gonna focus on World War II and Korea veterans. I hope everybody comes out, learns more about the program, supports it," said airport director Rick Rock.

Benedum Airport Authority President Ron Watson, who is also the president of Harrison County Commission, said he hoped to get funding for the project from his county as well.

The Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2005. The trip is free to veterans. As of April 2013, more than 100,000 veterans have traveled to Washington, D.C., including some from Huntington, West Virginia.

The flight will take off from North Central West Virginia airport on Saturday, May 10.