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Honor Flight Returns Home

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The first Honor Flight of the year came home from Washington, D.C. on Wednesday The first Honor Flight of the year came home from Washington, D.C. on Wednesday
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Hundreds of friends and family members lined almost the entire length of the Spokane Airport terminal to welcome home members of the greatest generation from a trip of a lifetime on Wednesday night.

Led by bagpipes and drums, 89 veterans from three different wars came home from after their trip to Washington, D.C.

The veterans beaming with smiles were cheered on as they shook hands and hugged loved ones, many of them eager to tell stories of their trip.

Families held signs, waved American flags as they tried holding back tears.

During their two-day trip to Washington, D.C., the nearly 100 veterans traveled to the memorials built honoring their service during World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

They also had a chance to see Arlington National Cemetery before attending a banquet held in their honor.

So far the Inland Northwest Honor Flight has taken nearly 900 veterans to Washington, D.C. since 2009.

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