Eighteenth Central Valley Honor Flight wasn’t without smiles and emotional moments

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Eighteenth Central Valley Honor Flight wasn't without smiles and emotional moments

It was a very emotional trip for veterans on the eighteenth Central Valley Honor Flight.

On the second day of their three-day trip, 70 veterans stopped by the US Navy, World War II and the Korean War memorials.

There, we caught up with one of the Korean War and Marine veteran, Ruben Macedo, and his very proud granddaughter.

“You know what, I’ve been looking forward to this, it makes me a little emotional,” Macedo says, visibly emotional.

“He gets to experience what he’s contributed to this country and it’s just amazing he’s my grandpa,” says his granddaughter Jenelle Jaramillo.

Valley congressmen Devin Nunes, Jim Costa and TJ Cox also stopped by to visit with the veterans and thanked them for their service.

“We honor them in a way that tells them that a grateful nation can never ever say ‘thank you’ enough, and so that’s the whole purpose,” Costa says.

The veterans got back Thursday night to a crowd of hundreds, including branches of the military creating a tunnel for them to walk through. 

A full report on the trip is coming soon.

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