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33rd Honor Flight to take off Wednesday morning

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – 87 veterans are getting ready to make the trip to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials honoring their service.

The next Honor Flight will take off September 18 from the 122nd Fighter Wing of the Indiana Air National Guard. Veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War will board the flight that morning. The community is invited to welcome them home around 9 pm that night at the Fort Wayne International Airport.

Among the veterans are two families. Korean War veteran Robert Barton will travel with his two veteran sons and a veteran daughter. The Bandor brothers, Franklin, Daniel and Randy, will also be on the flight. Daniel’s son Michael and Franklin’s son John, also veterans, will join them on the flight.

So far, 2,371 veterans have been transported to Washington D.C. by Honor Flight Northeast Indiana to reflect on the memorials built in their honor.

Jacob Burbrink

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