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Emotional homecoming for WWII honor flight veterans

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Emotional homecoming for WWII honor flight veterans

By Simone Del Rosario. CREATED Oct 8, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Emotional -- loud -- patriotic: That was the scene at Tucson International Airport Tuesday night where around 1,000 people gathered to welcome home the heroes of World War II. 

More than 70 WWII veterans stepped off the plane and into a crowd of pure appreciation.

These men and women just got home from their honor flight to the crowd, thanking them for their service. So far, this is the largest honor flight.

The group traveled to Washington, D.C. to take in the sights, especially the WWII Memorial. 

Simone Del Rosario

Simone Del Rosario

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Simone is the KGUN 9 On Your Side resident cowgirl. She has spent most of her life on the back of a horse, and spent all of her high school and college years traveling from rodeo to rodeo with her horses and her dog, Roper.