Veterans visit the nation's capitol with South Willamette Valley Honor Flight

South Willamette Valley veterans took an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. The veterans had the oportunity to visit war memorials and other historic sights across the capitol. Photo courtesy South Willamette Valley Honor Flight

WASHINGTON – A group of Oregon veterans is being honored Saturday and Sunday with a trip to Washington D.C. on the latest Honor Flight.

The visit is a way to thank the veterans for their service, while giving them the opportunity to experience the memorials in the country’s capitol.

The South Willamette Honor Flight left Portland on Friday and arrived in D.C. to a warm welcome.

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The Honor Flight is open to veterans in Benton, Lane, Lincoln and Linn counties.

Veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War participated in this most recent trip.

The group spent the weekend travelling around Washington D.C., paying respects to the Vietnam War Memorial, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial and many others.

The group will return to the Portland Airport Sunday around 3:30 p.m.

They ask anyone who would like to welcome the veterans home to meet at the Portland airport.

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