Honor Flight Network flying local vets to Washington, D.C.

Denise Wong

Honor Flight Network flying local vets to Washington, D.C.

CREATED May. 3, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It is going to be an emotional weekend for 35 local veterans, most of whom fought in World War II.

They are flying to Washington, D.C. Friday morning on the first honor flight out of Las Vegas.

Many of the veterans that are making the trip have never seen the memorials in Washington built in their honor.

The trip is completely paid for by the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization created to honor America's veterans for all of their sacrifices.

Jon Yuspa brought the program to Nevada. He says that these military heroes are going to feel things they haven't felt in years when they are able to touch and see the monuments created for them.

For some of these veterans who have terminal illnesses, this will be their last chance to see the memorials.

The first Honor Flight out of Las Vegas leaves at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning. The veterans will return on Sunday.

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