ST. LOUIS — Fifty-eight veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam will fly from Lambert Airport in Washington, DC on Tuesday, November 1.
It will become only the second honor flight in the country to complete 100 missions.
These veterans will take a charter plane to see the memorials that have been built to honor their sacrifice of service. They have a full day in store as they began to assemble at Lambert Airport at 3.30am.
They will visit the Vietnam Memorial, the World War II Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. The Marine Corps Memorial (also known as the Iwo Jima Statue) and the Air Force Memorial will also be visited.
They will also witness the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. Four of the veterans will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The Greater St. Louis Honor Flight is part of the National Honor Flight Network, with 129 hubs that together have transported more than 250,000 veterans. More than 2,700 of them were kidnapped in Saint-Louis.
Several civilian and military dignitaries are expected to greet veterans on this historic flight while in DC. They will return to Lambert around 8:00 p.m.
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