95 local veterans heading to D.C. to see memorials built in their honor

Ninety five war veterans from the Inland Northwest are heading to Washington D.C. on Monday to see the memorials built in their honor.

Among them are seven World War II veterans, 19 Korean War veterans and 69 Vietnam War veterans.

The trip is made possible by the Inland Northwest Honor Flight. In just a few weeks, the organization will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its first flight, which took 25 veterans to D.C. on November 3, 2009.

Throughout the past 10 years, Inland Northwest Honor Flight has flown nearly 1950 veterans across the country to see the memorials.

How lucky was I to pick the best seat in the Airport this morning? Next to 3 American heroes! Rusty & Carl served in WWII, Jim in Vietnam. Unbelievable stories and spirit! Have a wonderful Honor Flight & thank you for your service. @kxly4news pic.twitter.com/7YauXBc9q0

— Caroline Flynn (@CarolineF_KXLY) October 7, 2019

The group leaving Monday will return to Spokane on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to welcome them home at the main terminal ticketing area.

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