Honor Flight brings 75 WWII vets to DC

Seventy-five World War II veterans from the Hudson Valley were given a special trip to Washington, D.C. this past weekend to visit national war memorials. The veterans boarded the inaugural Honor Flight

News 12 Staff

Oct 21, 2014, 3:31 AM

Updated 3,498 days ago

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Honor Flight brings 75 WWII vets to DC
Seventy-five World War II veterans from the Hudson Valley were given a special trip to Washington, D.C. this past weekend to visit national war memorials.
The veterans boarded the inaugural Honor Flight from Westchester County Airport on Saturday. While in Washington, D.C., they visited the World War II Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial. They were also taken to Arlington National Cemetery, where they got to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Changing of the Guard.
"This is emotional, I tell you," said veteran Armando Galella, from Sleepy Hollow. "This is an honor for the veterans of World War II."
The next honor flight from the Hudson Valley is in the spring and there is already a waiting list. The organization that runs the trips is always accepting donations to keep the trips free for veterans.


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