Honor Flight Takes Veterans To The Nation's Capital (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive


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April 30, 2014 Updated Apr 30, 2014 at 5:49 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Seventy veterans from several different wars were honored today with an event called "Honor Flight."

The event saw veterans have breakfast at the 122nd Fighter Wing, at the Fort Wayne International Airport. 36 of the veterans were over the age of 90 and 6 of the veterans were women.

After the breakfast they boarded a plane for a day long trip to Washington D.C. to take in the sights and sounds of the nation's capital.

"I was honored. It's the first time I've been to Washington D.C.," said Robert Lewis, a World War II veteran. "I'm just going to try to enjoy the day and hope that it's something I remember forever."

For the first time, the public is invited to welcome the group of veterans back when their flight arrives at 9 p.m. tonight at the Fort Wayne International Airport.

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