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92 Veterans Fly To D.C. On 28th Honor Flight

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MOLINE, IL -- More than 160 people boarded the Quad Cities 28th Honor Flight. Of them, 92 are veterans -- 2 from World War II, and the rest all served in the Korean War. The remaining on board were guardians escorting the veterans.

Many veterans we spoke to say they have been waiting a long time for their chance to go on the honor flight. They are excited, and know that it will be an emotional day, bringing back many wartime memories.

The Honor Flight Program gives veterans a free flight to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials that were built to honor their service and sacrifice. Today's flight was for local Scott County veterans.

Bob Morrison, Hub Director, says they have a waiting list of over 600 veterans waiting to get on an Honor Flight.

Most of all, the veterans will fly home at the end of the day to a large welcome home celebration at 9:30 tonight. Morrison says when they returned home from the Korean War and World War II, they went straight back to civilian lives. Tonight is the opportunity to show the community appreciation for their service.

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