Military
1:56 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Peoria Honor Flight departing for D.C.

Peoria’s second Honor Flight takes off from the General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport this morning about 5:30. The flight is bound for Washington D.C., and honors World War II, Korea and some Vietnam Veterans. More than 75 Veterans are making the flight. 

They return home tonight. But between departure and arrival back in Peoria, the veterans will see the war memorials in the nation’s capital. Safe travels for the veterans is being made possible with the assistance of a volunteer medical team. 

Those interested in welcoming the Veterans home tonight should plan to be at the airport before 8 o’clock. For ease of parking, shuttles are running from the CEFCU parking lot to the airport.