Honor Flight of Southern Indiana returns to Evansville
170 veterans and guardians traveled Saturday to Washington D.C.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville’s Honor Flight touched back down in the Tri-State on Saturday night after making the one-day trip to Washington D.C.
This was their first trip in years after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the previously planned trips.
85 veterans and 85 guardians took part in Honor Flight of Southern Indiana’s trip to the nation’s capital, where they toured several monuments, including the World War II Memorial.
The trip started for veterans and guardians early Saturday morning, taking off at 5 a.m.
Honor Flight officials say there are over 3,000 veterans in their database that will take part in this trip at some point.
“It’s just overwhelming that people appreciate what we as veterans have done and spent our time in there,” U.S. Navy veteran Ronald Robinson said. “I enjoyed it, learned a lot. It’s wonderful.”
Those who welcomed the veterans home created a parade route through Evansville Regional Airport. The veterans got to interact with the crowd as people lifted signs and cheered them on.
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