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First Honor Flight of 2016 heads to Washington D.C.

Veterans board the first Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in 2016. (FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderamma) Veterans board the first Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in 2016. (FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderamma)
Volunteers arrive at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport as the first Honor Flight of 2016 heads to Washington D.C. this morning. (FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderamma) Volunteers arrive at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport as the first Honor Flight of 2016 heads to Washington D.C. this morning. (FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderamma)
Veterans say they are grateful for the experience and expect to have an emotional experience. (FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderamma) Veterans say they are grateful for the experience and expect to have an emotional experience. (FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderamma)
(FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderamma) (FOX19 NOW/Robert Guaderamma)
HEBRON, KY (FOX19) -

Seventy-two Tri-State veterans are being treated to a one-of-a-kind trip to the nation’s capital.

The first Honor Flight of 2016 will depart Tuesday morning from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport for Washington D.C.

The honorary veterans will visit memorials and participate in ceremonies that honor their service to our country.

The trip is at no cost to the vets, a small token of appreciation for all they have done.

They tell FOX19 NOW they are grateful for the opportunity and expect to have an emotional experience.

Honor Flight Tri-State selects veterans from Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.

The day excursion will include visits to the World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Iwo Jima, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the U.S. Air Force Memorial and other popular Washington D.C. sights.

All are invited to welcome the vets home at 10:30 p.m. at CVG in the baggage claim level of the terminal.

FOX19 NOW Morning News is reporting live from the airport.

You also can follow reporter Robert Guaderamma on Facebook and Twitter.

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