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Hundreds welcome veterans home from Honor Flight San Diego

Posted at 10:26 PM, Oct 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 02:34:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Hundreds welcomed veterans home Sunday from their honor flight to the nation's capital where they visited war memorials, Arlington National Cemetery and other landmarks.

Sixty-four veterans from WWII and the Korean War flew out Friday.

The Honor Flights are free for veterans. Each trip costs $240,000 and relies on donations.

Joining the veterans are escorts who will spend the weekend supporting the veterans, guiding them and making sure everything goes smoothly.

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The veterans include Purple Heart recipients, a former German Prisoner of War, a veteran who served on D-day, according to the non-profit. They have a waiting list of more than 100 veterans who want to make the trip.

If you’d like to donate, click here .

You can also fill out an application with Honor Flight San Diego if you’re interested in going.