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80 WWII and Korea veterans experience D.C. for honor flight

80 WWII and Korea veterans experience D.C. for honor flight

Several local veterans took part in an "honor flight" Saturday to Washington D.C. to take in war memorials and monuments representing United States military experience.

The veterans then get a hero's welcome at Hancock Airport when they returned home Saturday evening.

Eighty World War II and Korean War veterans who dedicated their lives to protecting the country took part in the honor flight.

Generations of families stood to honor the men and women. Kids shook hands with veterans. Flags waved in the air and cheers filled the room.

90-year-old John Kissane was a sergeant for two years in the Korean War, and he was amazed by all the support.

"To meet these other veterans, it was amazing," Kissane said.

An emotional and long day for all, but one that everyone will remember.

"It was terrific, I couldn't believe it. Absolutely amazing," Kissane said.

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