FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Dozens of World War II Veterans returned home Wednesday night.
It was the first Honor Flight for Northeast Indiana since the government shutdown earlier this month.
The group was given a nice meal, then flown from the 122nd Fighter Wing to Washington D.C. to see the World War II, Korean and Vietnam War Memorials, as well as the Arlington National Cemetery.
The Honor Flight Northeast Indiana hosts the one day trip twice a year. It’s an emotional experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity for the vets, because every vet who took the trip has never had the chance to see the memorials with their own eyes.
“Fantastic trip, really and truly was, and I thank the honor guard people for sponsoring it for us," Mark Flannigan, veteran said. “It was truly unbelievable, the Arlington Cemetery and the changing of the guard was also very touching.”
Crowds of people holding signs and American flags, as well as the Concordia Lutheran marching band were all waiting to welcome the veteran’s home.
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