Eastern Carolina Vets Take Part In Honor Flight

More than 100 veterans from Eastern Carolina headed to Washington D.C. Wednesday on an "Honor Flight" to visit the World War II Memorial.

The World War II Veterans from the east flew from the airport in New Bern to the nation's capital to visit war and military memorials.

This is the third Honor Flight for veterans from Eastern Carolina.

There was a wreath laying ceremony and the veterans spent some time with both U.S. Senator's from our state, Republican Richard Burr and Democrat Kay Hagan.

The veteran's were scheduled to return home Wednesday night.

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More than 100 veterans from Eastern Carolina are waking up Wednesday and heading to Washington D.C.

104 World War II veterans from the East will fly from the airport in New Bern to the nation's capital to visit war and military memorials.

This is the third Honor Flight for veterans from Eastern Carolina. WITN went along on the first one a year ago. Everett Morgan was on that flight and was truly moved by the World War II memorial.

"It's just a beautiful memorial. There's so many World War 2 veterans that can't see it they've already gone," Morgan said.

All are encouraged to give the veterans a hero's welcome as they come back into town Wednesday evening. Their flight will arrive at New Bern airport by 7 p.m. The Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band will be there to perform.


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  • by Mother of Guardian daughter of vet on Sep 23, 2011 at 12:21 PM
    They need to work out a way so the guardians do not have to pay. My son has been as a guardian and I am sure he would love to go again but it just cost the guardians so much. Great program.
  • by Patricia Location: EI on Sep 23, 2011 at 12:17 PM
    It's too bad the return trip wasn't planned very well, and the vets had to sit on the tarmac @ Dulles for 5 hours, then had to land at Cherry Point and miss all the hoopla planned for them @ New Bern. Would have been a great return greeting!!
  • by The Original ENC Location: enc on Sep 21, 2011 at 10:58 AM
    Stands at attention, and salutes!
  • by Tarheel on Sep 21, 2011 at 08:12 AM
    This is a wonderful program for our Vets. I hope they have a wonderful trip to D.C.. Can't wait to greet them when they return to New Bern tonight. they fought for our freedom and deserve everything life has to offer.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM in reply to Tarheel
      Right. More honoring militarism and nationalism.
  • by Wife of Veteran Location: Washington on Sep 21, 2011 at 06:56 AM
    this is a great program for veterans. Please support them. They take donations. They also need guardians to go with some veterans who don't have a family member that can go or the family member can't help with wheelchairs. There are always visitors at the memorials in DC that talk to the veterans and make them feel really honored. They provide wheelchairs for all who need them since it is a lot of walking. Go as a guardian, take a veteran and be blessed.
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