SPOKANE, Wash. - It was a homecoming like no other for 102 local veterans Tuesday night at the Spokane International Airport.
The group of veterans left Spokane Monday morning for Washington D.C. - their trip was a gift from Inland Northwest Honor Flight, a non-profit that takes veterans to the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice.
The group included five WWII veterans, more than 30 Korean War vets, and over 60 Vietnam vets. They landed in Spokane Tuesday night and were welcomed home by hundreds of people holding posters, flags, and balloons.
Vietnam veteran Bill Eberly said Tuesday night's homecoming was better than the one he got after returning from Vietnam.
"I landed in LA and was going to my plane and got spit on, and a couple of guys had to hold me back," Eberly said. "This is the homecoming we didn't get."
The next Honor Flight takes off September 24. For more information about the non-profit, click here.
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