FARMINGTON — Jene Kartchner, a World War II veteran and member of the American Legion Farmington Post 27, will report on his recent journey to Washington, D.C., aboard the Veterans Heroes Flight to tour the National World War II Memorial.

The event is in the county clerk's conference room at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Davis County Courthouse, 28 E. State.

William Huber, Farmington Post 27 commander, said normal Post 27 matters will be addressed, including the placement of a special banner honoring those who are not accounted for in military actions, prior to Kartchner's report.

The memorial is located on the National Mall. The National Heros Flight was created to enable WWII veterans and their wives to tour the memorial at a reasonable cost.

Kartchner noted the World War II Memorial commemorates the United States' participation in the 20th century's defining event. It recognizes the spirit and sacrifice of the American people in defense of freedom. The memorial honors the 16 million who served in uniform, the 400,000 who died, and the citizens on the home front.

The American Battle Monuments Commission was responsible for the design, construction and funding of the memorial, he added.

Huber said additional information on American Legion activities may be obtained by calling him at 451-6946. Detailed information on the Legion's national, state and local programs is available on the post's Web site,