Tallahassee Honor Flight Pays Tribute to Vets

By: Mike Springer Email
By: Mike Springer Email

By Mike Springer
May 11, 2013

Tallahassee, FL-Some local heroes went on the trip of a lifetime.

More than 80 World World II veterans from around Tallahassee headed off to Washington D.C. Saturday.

The men are part of the first-ever Honor Flight Tallahassee.

The men spent the day at the nation's Capital visiting its war memorials.

The men were greeted with a hero-sized welcome when their flight returned home to Tallahassee late Saturday night.

"These men went to war or went to do what they had to do for our country. When they came back, they never had these homecoming at the time. Now when men come home, they get these kinds of homecomings every time. So this exciting because he's going to get this homecoming he never got before," said Joan Gooravin whose dad was on the flight.

The trip was paid for completely through donations and was free for the veterans to take part in.

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