Blue Ridge Honor Flight flies again

The Blue Ridge Honor Flight group visits the WWII Memorial to conclude their Washington, D.C. trip. All the veterans were given a special token of appreciation for their service. Photo: WLOS staff Photo: WLOS staff

There was a rousing reception Saturday night for a group of local heroes, just back from a whirlwind tour of the nation's capital.

Blue Ridge Honor Flight took more than 80 veterans to Washington D.C., to see several war memorial sites.

When the group of veterans returned, our mountain community gave them a patriotic welcome at Asheville Regional Airport.

Since 2005, World War II vets have been flown to the memorial sites where their service is honored, and their fallen comrades are remembered.

Over the years, the effort's expanded to include those who served in Korea and Vietnam.

Organizer Jeff Miller says the visits are meaningful.

The Honor Flight group toured Arlington National Cemetery, and the Vietnam and Korean War memorials.

The trip also included a stop at the World War II Mmemorial.

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