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Local vets take honor flight to visit Washington memorials

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Seventy veterans from the Korean War and WWII are once again a band of brothers.  They're part of the second Honor Flight of the year for the Northwest Ohio Hub.

Included in the group was former Oregon mayor James Haley, a Korean War veteran. "I think it's amazing, I'm very glad to be part of it."

The purpose of Honor Flight is to take these vets to visit the monuments in their honor in Washington, D.C.

Korean vet Martin Tietje said,  "I think it's really special for us where we have never seen anything like it, or gone through anything like it. In fact, before our son took care of it, we'd never heard of something like this."

Each vet is accompanied by an honor guardian. Elana Echols accompanied her father. "Well, it's called Honor Flight and it is an honor to be on this flight with him to take him to D.C. To show him the memorial sites."

For those who got the chance to go, they will be among the last from our area to visit. The Northwest Ohio hub of honor flight is expected to complete its mission after two more trips this year.



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