SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- 64 veterans from WWII and Korean wars have departed San Diego early Friday morning on their “Tour of Honor” which takes them to various memorials in Washington D.C. as part of the Honor Flight San Diego program.
It's a journey of a lifetime for many of the veterans. Several have never had the opportunity to visit the nation's capital.
Veterans will spend three days in Washington D.C. visiting the memorials dedicated to the service and sacrifices they and fallen heroes have made.
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
Honor Flight San Diego will return on Sunday, October 6 to the San Diego International Airport; the public is invited to welcome them home.
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You can also fill out an application with Honor Flight San Diego if you’re interested in going.