Three female veterans joined recent Honor Flight

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by LAURA PAPETTI & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Updated Friday, May 24 at 7:01 PM

Washington, D.C. -- Altha Perry was one of three women who traveled Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight on May 16th and 17th. A total of 95 veterans took part in Honor Flight this year.

Perry enlisted in the Navy when World War II broke out.  She worked in public relations and was the editor for the paper at the Pasco Naval Air Station. She still works in PR 70 years later.

She was one of 288,000 females that served during the World War II. She was not well received when she signed up, but she and the other women generated excitement during the trip.

“It’s been awesome,” Perry said. “I’m so honored.

“The women were a large part of the war effort,” said Charlotte Powell, a teacher in Baltimore. “Honor is deserved as well.”

Watch Perry's story Friday on KREM 2 News at 6:00 p.m.

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