Honor Flight returns to CVG Airport for first time since 2019

The flight helps Tri-State veterans see their memorials in Washington, DC free of cost.
Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 7:12 PM EDT
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BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (WXIX) - A special flight that allows veterans to visit their memorials in Washington, DC is returning to CVG Airport.

Airport officials on Monday announced the return of the Honor Flight, whose sole mission is to fly veterans 65 and older, whether they served stateside or overseas, to the memorials at no cost.

The flight is the first of its kind from CVG in two years following a hiatus due to COVID-19.

The trip resumed Tuesday with a 7:30 a.m. flight following a 5:45 a.m. send-off ceremony.

The ceremony featured bagpipes from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, a TSA color guard ceremony and other special remarks.

The return flight will arrive at 8:35 p.m.

The veterans on the flight are from Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.

Each veteran will be accompanied by a guardian.

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