WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Eighty local World War Two and Korean War veterans are back after their big trip to the nation's capital.
Monday, the men and women were greeted and honored by complete strangers as they arrived at the Baltimore Washington International airport.
From there they boarded buses and were escorted to their very own World War II memorial and Korean War site in Washington D.C.
The Lafayette Honor Flight is organized by the Gold Star Mothers and paid for through private donations.
Veterans who took to the sky said this was a trip they'll never forget.
"This is wonderful," Korean War veteran William Fouts said. "And I brought a guy here who was in World War II veteran who is my neighbor and I'm so glad to get him here to see this."
The veterans were greeted by nearly 200 community members as they landed at the Purdue Airport Monday night.
News 18's Krista Henery took part in the Honor Flight and will share their full story Tuesday.
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