On Wednesday, the Rittenhouse Senior Living of Valparaiso, hosted a hot dog lunch fundraiser to benefit the Honor Flight Chicago! Honor Flight Chicago is a non-profit organization, founded in Chicago in February 2008, by Mary Pettinato, Jeanmarie Kapp, Nancy Kapp, and Suzanne Stanits. The mission of Honor Flight Chicago is to thank and pay tribute to the estimated 25,000 Chicagoland World War ll veterans, by bringing them to Washington, D.C. for a day of honor and remembrance at no cost to them. As of July 2014, 5,054 World War II Veterans have made the journey. 24 veterans from Northwest Indiana will be making the next flight on September 10th. The last 2 flights of 2014, are scheduled for October 1st and October 30th.