A Salute to Heroes: Final Honor Flight of 2023 takes veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C.
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.
Proof that many still teach the younger generation about respect, honor, service and bravery as they welcome home Honor Flight Veterans who made the trip to Washington DC to visit memorials built in their honor. Many more in this country are thankful for our military and law… pic.twitter.com/LANQxUR6Ep— Tricia Macke (@FOX19Tricia) October 18, 2023
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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