More Than 70 South Florida Veterans Get Hero’s Welcome Home After ‘Honor Flight’ – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It has been a welcome home for more than 70 three war veterans who are back in South Florida after an honor flight to visit war memorials in Washington, DC
Local leaders greeted veterans from World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War on Sunday, September 12.
CONTINUE READING: “Sufficient data to say it is safe”: Doctors urge pregnant women to get vaccinated
It was the first Honor Flight after a pandemic, hosted by Miami International Airport in partnership with Honor Flight South Florida and Global Crossing Airlines.
The veterans left MIA on Saturday morning on GlobalX flight # 1941, named after the first year of World War II.
They toured war memorials and other military sites in the country’s capital before returning home on Flight # 1945, the final year of the war.
CONTINUE READING: Two people treated after fire in Lauderhill apartment, owner’s missing cats found
Veterans were greeted at home by a reception line of local and state honor guards, elected officials, and family members and friends, and thanked them for all that they have sacrificed for our country.
“MIA is proud to have once again hosted this special honor for our local war heroes, many of whom were visiting our nation’s war memorials for the first time,” said MIA Interim Director Ralph Cutié. “They fought for the freedoms we enjoy today and deserve events like the flight of honor that honor their service.”
The veteran’s one-day mission to Washington DC included round-trip airfare, deluxe coach transportation across Washington with police escorts, meals, commemorative t-shirts, and other amenities necessary for a comfortable trip. Each of these veterans traveled freely.
MORE NEWS: Florida woman had close encounters with alligator while paddling
Honor Flight South Florida is a 100% volunteer organization solely dedicated to honoring all veterans in Broward, Dade, and Monroe counties.