Local war veterans to visit war memorials in D.C.

Nonprofit Honor Flight San Antonio provides trip for veterans

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SAN ANTONIO – A group of war veterans from the San Antonio area boarded a jet Friday for Washington, D.C., to visit some war memorials.

The trip was made possible by the nonprofit Honor Flight San Antonio.

The group paid $1,600 per veteran. The money was raised through donations.

Among the veterans making the trip is a woman who served in the Women's Army Corps, a 100-year-old man who served in World War II and an 89-year-old man who was a prisoner of war for three years in Korea.

The nonprofit has provided similar trips to at least 150 veterans over the past eight years.

About the Author:

Sarah Acosta is a weekend Good Morning San Antonio anchor and a general assignments reporter at KSAT12. She joined the news team in April 2018 as a morning reporter for GMSA and is a native South Texan.