Dayton Honor Flight sends 100 veterans to D.C.

2:59 p.m Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 Ohio
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Approximately 100 veterans from World War II, Korean and Vietnam wars traveled today to Washington, D.C., to visit war memorials.

"The Dayton International Airport is proud to be the host Airport and work with Honor Flight of Dayton in this great opportunity to honor our veterans," says Terrence G. Slaybaugh, Director of Aviation for the city of Dayton.

The flight left Dayton International Airport around 6 a.m. Saturday and is scheduled to return around 10:30 p.m., according to a news release.

As the veterans exit the plane on their arrival home they will be greeted by a military guard of about 200 U.S. Air Force personnel.

Nationally, more than 20,000 veterans were flown to the capital through the National Honor Flight Network in 2016. Since Dayton Honor Flight began, more than 3,000 veterans have been flown.

On the local list, 476 veterans from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars are still waiting for their Honor Flight.

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