A Trip of a Lifetime: Honor Flight

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Somber moment. A veteran does a pencil rub over the name of a comrade who didn’t make it home. (WTOP/Andrew Mollenbeck)

A trip of a lifetime for a group of Vietnam Veterans

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WTOP’s Andrew Mollenbeck reports

Andrew Mollenbeck, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – Welcome home.

One hundred fourteen Vietnam veterans on Friday boarded an Honor Flight to the Washington area.

The flight took off from Wisconsin and arrived at Reagan National Airport about 9:30 a.m.

Passengers, volunteers and veterans who live in the area clapped, cheered and waved flags as the Vietnam vets passed through the terminal.

During their one-day stay, they stopped at Vietnam War Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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