Vets Arrive Safely in D.C. on Honor Flight IX

Vets Arrive Safely in D.C. on Honor Flight IX

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MOBILE, Ala. -

Around 100 World War II veterans arrived safely in Washington D.C. Wednesday morning.

This group of vets is the last group to take an Honor Flight South Alabama out of Mobile to visit the nation's capital.

During the trip, the vets will visit 5 WWII memorials, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam and Korea Memorials. The tour ends with a special ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

As the group touched down in D.C., they received a water cannon salute on the tarmac. The water cannon salute is usually reserved for visiting dignitaries and retiring airline pilots.

The veterans are excited to be a part of this special trip, and will have many stories to share when they arrive home Wednesday evening.

News 5 will be at Mobile Regional Airport  for their homecoming.

Be sure to tune in tonight at 5 and 6 for live team coverage from the airport.

News 5 will also be at Mobile Regional for a special show at 10, with live coverage for the entire show.

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