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Valley Veterans Return Home

68 World War II Veterans enjoyed an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. where they visited historic landmarks.
Dozens of World War II Veterans touched down at the Fresno airport around 9:30 Wednesday night following their trip to Washington D.C.

Central Valley Honor Flight sent the group to the nation’s capital.  While there for three days, they toured several historic monuments, including the World War II Memorial.

The Clovis Community Band played as the veterans marched through the airport terminal.  It was an amazing turnout as hundreds of folks in the community showed up to welcome these men and women home.

It rained like crazy back east and their return flight tonight was delayed about two hours due to mechanical issues with the plane, but that didn’t put a damper on this once in a lifetime journey.

Reporter:  "How was the trip sir?"  

"Great, really enjoyed it.  A lot of rain but got to see a lot of memorials and it was wonderful.  It was really great," said Veteran Ed Dias.

"They were wonderful to us.  I’ve never felt so special in my life, let me tell you," said Veteran Guyla Burhans.

There is another honor flight scheduled to take place in june and in september.  Each trip to D.C. Costs about $150,000.  So Central Valley Honor Flight could really use your financial donations to help give another group of veterans a memorable trip.
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