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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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