19th Northeast Indiana Honor Flight takes off Wednesday

(Pat Miller/WOWO Radio)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): It’s time to show support for World War II veterans and a couple that served in Korea who will be flying to and from Washington D.C.

The 19th Northeast Indiana Honor Flight will take off from Fort Wayne International Airport Wednesday morning at 8:30. Fifty World War II veterans will be on this flight, which surprised HFNEI President Bob Myer when he spoke to WOWO’s Pat Miller Tuesday.

“Last fall, we called our October flight the transition flight from World War II to Korea because we were pretty much out of WWII vets.” Myer said. “But we’re up to over 70 (WWII vets) now…50 on this one, 20 in May.”

Residents are invited to welcome the troops home at the main terminal of the Fort Wayne International Airport. The flight will return around 8:30 p.m Wednesday.

“You talk to the vets that have been on our previous flights and that is undoubtedly the highlight of their day.” Myer told Miller. “To walk in that terminal and see that very, very excited crowd.”

Veterans on the flight will visit the World War II memorial and other destinations in D.C.

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