Heroes of Puget Sound Honor Flight return to Seattle

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 20 at 6:12 PM

SEATTLE - A hero's welcome home for a group of World War II veterans, who returned to Sea-Tac on Sunday.

The 32 veterans, all from Western Washington, just wrapped up an Honor Flight trip.
 
Honor Flight is an organization that pays for World War II veterans to travel to Washington DC to see the monument built in their honor.
 
It was an emotional trip for the veterans, and for the families members who went with them.

"We've been packing our Kleenex and handkerchiefs for a month waiting for this,” said Peter Holland, son of World War II Veteran. “We've had high expectations and it's exceeded those expectations. It's been above and beyond anything that we could have dreamed of for him. At the monuments, people would come up and thank him. He was overwhelmed."

The Puget Sound Chapter of Honor Flight took its inaugural flight last fall. There are at least three more trips planned this year.
 

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