Area veterans head to Washington, D.C. for Honor Flight Program

SAN ANTONIO – More than twenty of our nation's heroes, all area veterans of World War II, are taking the trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorial, dedicated to their service and sacrifice in defense of our great nation.

"Honor Flight San Antonio" flew out of San Antonio International Airport early on Friday morning.

Honor Flight San Antonio is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run charity organization that flies World War II and terminally ill veterans with specific priority to see the memorial in Washington, D.C.

The World War II Memorial was dedicated in 2004 and honors the 16 million who served in the Armed Forces of the United States, and the more than 400,000 who died.

The group will return Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information about Honor Flight San Antonio or to donate, visit honorflightsanantonio.org.

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