WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Around 8:30pm Tuesday, local veterans returned home on their Honor Flight.
They took off early Tuesday morning to fly to Washington D.C. They were able to tour war monuments and memorials from the wars they served in.
Hundreds packed the Purdue Airport to show their support for the troops. Once the plane landed, everyone cheered and waved their flags until the last veteran was off the plane.
Fred Klaverenga served in the Army for three years. He said the support around this area is second to none.
"Oh, it was great," said Klaverenga. "The reception here was just out of sight. We were in Washington and they met us there and this is bigger."
It was the first of the final four honor flights in the Greater Lafayette area. The final one will be in October.