For the first time since 2019, some of our nation's heroes were flown to Washington D.C. to see monuments that were built in their honor. About 80 veterans who served in WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam War took off today (Tuesday 6/7/22) from Gerald R. Ford Airport. Previously scheduled trips had to be cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. The trip was made possible thanks to Mid Michigan Honor Flight, an organization that provides the trips at no cost to the veterans. Today's trip was extra special as it included 13 WWII veterans on board, including 1 Pearl Harbor survivor. In Washing D.C. they'll have the chance to see the WWII Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery. For many of the veterans, it will be their first time visiting the memorials built to honor them and their fellow service members.
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