Honor Flight veterans welcomed home at McCarran Airport

Jennifer Kastner

Honor Flight veterans welcomed home at McCarran Airport

CREATED May. 5, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Dozens of American flag-waving locals flooded McCarran International Airport Sunday afternoon.

They welcomed home a group of WWII veterans who spent the weekend in Washington, D.C. visiting memorials that were built in their honor.

Many people were at McCarran Airport to welcome home the vets, many who didn't even know the people returning. They simply wanted to show their respect for the service and sacrifice the men and women made.

The trip was sponsored by a non-profit group called Honor Flight. They take care of all the travel expenses for the veterans, many of whom have never been to the nation's capital to see and experience the WWII memorials.

Honor Flight told Action News the most recent statistics show we are losing WWII veterans at a rate of approximately 800 per day.

So the group will continue to do all it can to make sure the remaining veterans get to take this very important trip.