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72 Tri-State vets head to Washington D.C. Tuesday

Veterans wait for a send-off ceremony at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport early Tuesday. (FOX19 NOW/Megan O'Rourke) Veterans wait for a send-off ceremony at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport early Tuesday. (FOX19 NOW/Megan O'Rourke)
Seventy-two Tri-State veterans are heading from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Washington D.C. Tuesday. (FOX19 NOW/Megan O'Rourke) Seventy-two Tri-State veterans are heading from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Washington D.C. Tuesday. (FOX19 NOW/Megan O'Rourke)
HEBRON, KY (FOX19) -

Seventy-two Tri-State veterans will make their way to Washington D.C. Tuesday for a special visit to see their war memorials.
 
This is the third Honor Flight of 2015. Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that flies vets ages 65 and older to see the memorials for free.
 
There are 150 people on Tuesday’s flight, including a guardian who travels with and assists each veteran.
 
The flight will include visits to the World War II memorial, Korean War memorial, Vietnam memorial, Iwo Jima, Tomb of the Unknown and the U.S. Air Force memorial.
 
The day is scheduled to start with a 6 a.m. send-off ceremony at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. 

The flight leaves at 8 a.m. and then the group will return at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.
 
This is the third of five Honor Flights this year at CVG, including one on September 22 that will be the first ever all-female Honor Flight in the country.
 
To learn more you can go to HonorFlightTristate.org.
 

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