35 WWII vets take trip to national memorial

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 12 at 9:55 AM

SPOKANE -- KREM 2 News is traveling with the Inland Northwest Honor Flight again, as dozens of local World War II veterans go to Washington D.C. to see the memorial built in their honor.

Donations from generous viewers and Southwest Airlines helped send 35 veterans to Washington D.C. this time around.

The veterans flew out of Spokane International Airport Wednesday morning, and will return Friday evening.

KREM 2's Abbey Gibb and photographer Devon Haskins went along to document the experience; watch for their reports on KREM 2 all this week.

Honor Flight is a program that takes World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorial built in their honor, the World War II memorial between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial.

If you would like to welcome the veterans back home to Spokane, a welcome party will be at Spokane International Airport Friday. The veterans return on Southwest flight #0138 at 5:50 p.m.

 



 

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