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Honor Flight To Leave Clarksburg Saturday Morning

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BRIDGEPORT - In less then 24 hours, the Honor Flight will be taking its first flight out of Bridgeport.

World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam veterans will visit their memorials in Washington D.C.

Organizers said 92 veterans and 55 guardians will take part in the flight on May 10.

Out of those veterans, 50 served during World War II, 41 served in Korea, and 1 served in Vietnam.

It costs the Honor Flight organization $500 dollars for each veteran.

There have been two flights out of Huntington and only one veteran from North Central West Virginia was able to attend.    

The North Central West Virginia Airport has played a big part in making the Honor Flight program happen.

"It just gives you a great sense of accomplishment when you get to do something like this because they deserve it so much. I makes you feel very good," said Mark Heefner, Assistant Superintendent of Airport Operations.

When the flight returns to the North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport, people are encouraged to greet the vets when they step off the plane.

The flight is expected to arrive back in Bridgeport at 8:30 p.m.

People interested in attending should arrive at the airport around 7:30 p.m.
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