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Honor Flight met with round of applause after returning back to St. Louis safely

Honor Flight met with round of applause after returning back to St. Louis safely
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 6:18 AM CDT|Updated: May. 17, 2022 at 2:33 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Early Tuesday morning, about 60 St. Louis area veterans gathered at Lambert Airport for the first Greater St. Louis Honor Flight of the year.

The group took off at around 5:30 a.m. but for some of the veterans, the day had already been filled with firsts. “I’ve never flown before,” one veteran told News 4.

Veterans on the flight spent the day at war memorials built in their honor and sharing stories about their time fighting for our country. Tuesday’s honor flight included one World War II veteran, nine veterans from the Korean War, and 48 veterans from the Vietnam War.

“This is so exciting for me, I know he’s excited to go but to be here and to welcome him home the way he should have been welcomed home when he was at the war,” Tracy Mueller, daughter of a military veteran.

The flight returned home Tuesday night.