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Honor Flight carries nation's heroes to D.C.

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

The Honor Flight Tri-State Team is aiming to fly to the nation's capital as many World War II, Korean Veterans and Veterans that are 65 years of age or older - no matter if they served in a war or not.

Honor Flight Tri-State is a non-profit organization with a mission to fly = veterans to their memorials in Washington, D.C. at no cost.

A group of veterans are flying out of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Tuesday morning.

The Veterans are scheduled by date of birth, with the most elder Veterans traveling first.

Honor Flight Tri-State is accepting applications from all Vets that are age 65 or older. World War ll veterans have top priority and will be moved to the top of the waiting list.

All Korean veterans will be taken in order of receipt of their applications. The list is long, but the first step is to fill out an application on their website. Those who prefer a paper application can call the hotline number and leave a message at 513-277-9626.

Honor Flight Tri-State is also accepting guardian applications (guardians can be family members, no spouses - from the ages of 18-67.) Guardians are interested patriotic citizens that would like to escort these vets to see their memorials at their own expense.

To learn more about being a guardian or accompanying a family member on the flight, visit the Honor Flight web site.

For many of the surviving veterans, a trip to Washington DC to see their memorials is not financially or physically possible by themselves. The Honor Flight Tri-state makes these veterans' dreams come true.

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