It was a patriotic evening Thursday at the Delta County Airport.
Eighty World War II and Korean War veterans arrived back home from the Honor Flight's seventh mission. The Honor Flight gives veterans the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. for free and see the memorials built in their honor. For many it is their first time seeing our nation's capital. To help give them a proper welcome back, hundreds of community members gathered to thank and honor our returning heroes.
"It's kind of a warm feeling you get, you know?" says World War II veteran Robert Martignon. "I never had that when I came back from the service. There was no one here to greet me, and this made up for it."
Many of the returning vets were brought to tears by the event.