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Monday, June 11, 2012

Honor Flight

On Sat. June 9, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport once again welcomed Honor Flight, a non-profit organization created to pay tribute to America’s veterans. Working with Southwest Airlines, the organization took a plane full of World War II veterans to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial. Honorees were flown back the same day, all without any cost to the participants.

This group ranged in age from 84 to 92 and included veterans of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The trip started with a send-off ceremony, complete with a formal flag presentation. Honor Flight Buffalo has been serving veterans win 2009 and has become an official hub of the national Honor Flight network. The chapter was founded in the loving memory of Staff Sergeant Robert P. Wylie, U.S. Army Air Corps. Visit honorflightbuffalo.org for more information.