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Greater Lafayette Honor Flight takes veterans to the nation's capital and back

The 22nd and final Greater Lafayette Honor Flight landed at the Purdue Airport Tuesday

Posted: Oct 17, 2018 12:16 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The 22nd and final Greater Lafayette Honor Flight landed at the Purdue Airport Tuesday

More than 100 veterans and their guardians took a tour all around Washington D.C. 

Thousands of family members and friends crowded the airport to welcome them home.

The first flight started in 2012 and every year after three flights took the trip.

Many spend their time visiting historic landmarks and embracing the history of Washington D.C.

A veteran's wife said she hopes her husband had a great time.

"I think he's going to say he really enjoyed it cause they have sent pictures home already," said Marlene Guntrip. "They both look liked they really enjoyed themselves."

Wednesday evening on News-18 at 5 and 6 we will take you on the final tour of the last Greater Lafayette Honor Flight.

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