Tampa Bay veterans receive Honor Flight

Tampa Bay veterans receive Honor Flight
Tampa Bay veterans receive Honor Flight

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A number of World War II veterans will be treated to an honor flight out of Tampa.

On News Channel 8 ‘First @ 4’, we talked about how veterans are invited and what visiting war memorials in Washington D.C. means to them.

Organizers for the event note locating veterans is one of the hardest obstacles. There are roughly 30,000 veterans in the Tampa Bay area.

The program is free of charge and takes the veterans to the nation’s capitol to show them the museums and take them to the memorials built in their honor.

The WWII memorial was just built in 2005, so organizers say many of these veterans have never had the chance to the memorial made to honor them.

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