A Salute to Heroes: Final Honor Flight of 2023 takes veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C.

FOX19's Tricia Macke traveled with veterans who took part in the final Honor Flight of 2023 on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023.
Published: Oct. 17, 2023 at 5:22 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2023 at 5:50 AM EDT
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HEBRON, Ky. (WXIX) - Tri-State veterans and their guardians returned home from Washington D. C. on Tuesday after the final Honor Flight of 2023

Honor Flight allows veterans the opportunity to see their memorials in our nation’s capital for free and to participate in ceremonies that pay tribute to their service to our country.

FOX19 NOW Anchor Tricia Macke made the trip with them.


Tuesday’s group of veterans departed the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on an American Airlines chartered flight after a send-off ceremony with bagpipes from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and special remarks.

They landed in Washington D.C. shortly before 9 a.m.

They will visit the World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and U.S. Air Force Memorial.

The flight returned to CVG around 8:30 p.m.

This was the fourth Honor Flight this year.

Vietnam War veterans aged 65 and older who served either stateside or overseas are eligible.

To contribute or volunteer for Honor Flight Tri-State, visit honorflighttristate.org.

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