Last Honor Flight of the year returns

Veterans walk through a fanfare of people welcoming them home. (WlFI Photo)
Veterans walk through a fanfare of people welcoming them home. (WlFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — More than 85 local World War II, Korean War and Vietnam veterans are back home after spending the day in Washington, D.C.

The group of veterans toured several memorials including the World War II, the Korean War and Iwo Jima monuments.

News 18 spoke to five brothers who all fought in the Vietnam War at the same time.

One of the brothers, Tom Schwartz, said he was touched by the number of people who showed up to welcome them home.

“It just makes you feel like you deserved this,” said Schwartz. “It is good to know that there are still people like this in the country.”

The honor flight has been going on in Greater Lafayette for more than four years.

Monday’s flight was the last honor flight of the year.

To find out more information on the honor flights, click here.