Honor Flight with 80 veterans will return home Sunday
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The latest Honor Flight, carrying 80 veterans who visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. for the first time, is scheduled to return to San Diego Sunday.
The World War II veterans, some of whom fought in the battles of Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, D-Day and Battle of the Bulge, left San Diego on Friday, according to officials with the non-profit Honor Flight, which flies veterans to see their various memorials at no personal expense.
They spent Saturday traveling to see the World War II Memorial and the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery. They also toured the Korean, Iwo Jima, Vietnam, and Air Force memorials and the Navy Yard Museum, organizers said.
The majority of the veterans who attended the trip are more than 90 years old, with the oldest being 99, according to the honor Flight organization. They were stationed throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific during World War II.
The chartered US Airways Honor Flight is scheduled to arrive at Lindbergh Field at 2:45 p.m., and the veterans will be met by family and friends, uniformed military members and patriotic music performed by the Navy Band Southwest’s brass quintet.