Heroes Return Home After Emotional Journey

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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September 29, 2010

Over 100 World War II veterans from Kansas are probably getting a good night’s sleep after a very emotional trip aboard an “Honor Flight” to Washington D.C.

After two powerful days visiting war memorials and Arlington National Cemetery, the veterans got the chance to unfurl the huge American 15 star American flag at Fort McHenry, the place where our national anthem was written. For some, the day and the memories were a little too much.

The ceremony at Fort McHenry was just one of several memorable events for these true American heroes. However, the most emotional came Wednesday night at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport.

As the servicemen landed tonight, they received a welcome home unlike any other they have ever seen before. It was a greeting as if these heroes were returning home from war. Literally hundreds of people lined the hallways at Mid-Continent to say thank you.


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