3 tri-state veterans to take an Honor Flight

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Three tri-state veterans are gearing up for the trip of a lifetime.

In a matter of weeks, they'll be taking off on an Honor Flight out of Indianapolis.

Two vets from Evansville and one from Newburgh are heading to Washington, D.C. on May 10 for a one-day trip.

They'll spend the day seeing all of the war monuments.

When the vets get on the plane to head home, they'll get a "mail call" where they'll open letters from friends and family, and even strangers.

They'll be greeted by a big crowd of people when they arrive back in Indianapolis, since many of them say they never got a welcome home.

90-year-old Bill Schmidt says the trip has been a long-time coming and he feels lucky because his son Chris will be going along too, "It's camaraderie that he thought enough of his old man that he would take and accompany me.. It's recovery of the past.  You know, this is the way it was, this is what we fought for."

Once the three local vets get back from their Honor Flight trip, we'll have an update on how it went.

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