Honor Flight Dayton to make first Washington, D.C., trip of 2023

Honor Flight Dayton’s first trip of the year is to Washington, D.C., is Saturday to take veterans to see their national monuments.

The organization will use an American Airlines charter flight to take 81 World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans, along with 68 guardians and Honor Flight Dayton staff.

The flight it expected to leave early Saturday morning.

While in Washington D.C., the veterans will visit the WWII Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the USMC War Memorial, the FDR Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and other sites.

The veterans will return around 8:30 p.m. Saturday to the Dayton International Airport, to be greeted by the Wright Patterson Air Force Band of Flight, the Miami Valley Young Marines, Centerville Community Band, active members of the U.S. armed forces, members of other organizations and families, friends and Honor Flight alumni, the organization said.

Members of the public are encouraged to join in welcoming the veterans home, with Honor Flight recommending they arrive around 7 p.m.

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