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Honor Flight program takes WWII vets to see DC memorial

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Wednesday is a special day for a group of World War II veterans from the Grand Strand, as the sixth annual Myrtle Beach Honor Flight takes these heroes to visit Washington DC, and the WWII Memorial.

The Myrtle Beach Honor Flight program is a nonprofit organization that enables veterans to make the trip from MYR to Washington, DC twice a year to see the memorial. Seventy-three veterans hopped aboard and jetted off to Washington to see it Wednesday, and this is the first time for most of them.

The youngest veteran signed up is 86, the oldest is 96 and even includes a female WWII veteran.

Congressman Tom Rice from South Carolina's 7th District was in the airport when these veteran's touched down. He was in the crowd with several active military members, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and proud Americans who greeted our veterans with waving flag, balloons, streamers and music.

When they make the return trip back to Myrtle Beach, you are invited to greet the heroes with flags, signs, banners and cheers this evening at MYR. Their flight lands at 7:30 p.m., and well-wishers should be downstairs by 6:45 p.m. in the new main terminal.

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