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27 World War II vets to leave on Honor Flight to Washington

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 8:54 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at 9:22 a.m.

Twenty-seven World War II veterans will leave Wednesday morning to see their memorial and other sights in Washington, D.C.

The majority of vets will fly out of Wichita Mid-Continent Airport and return Friday at 4:45 p.m. Three vets will fly out of Kansas City International.

The trip is sponsored by Hutchinson-based Kansas Honor Flight. There is no charge for the veterans.

In addition to seeing the WWII memorial, the vets also will also visit Arlington National Cemetery and watch the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Three other trips are planned this year: May 15-17, June 19-21, July17-19.

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