Western New York veterans visit Washington D.C. with Honor Flight

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Dozens of veterans took the trip of a lifetime to Washington D.C. on Saturday through the program Honor Flight. This is the first trip Western New Yorkers have enjoyed since Honor Flight Buffalo dissolved earlier this year.

They went along with the Albany branch, the Leatherstocking Honor Flight, and visited the World War II memorial, Iwo Jima memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.

The organizers say it’s their way of thanking veterans.

Honor Flight Buffalo transported more than 500 veterans to Washington but 30 World War II veterans almost missed the chance. They were on the waiting list when the program dissolved.

There will be a welcome home ceremony Saturday at 10 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Airport.

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