The Utah Honor Flight organization is sending its first flight of the year out to Washington, D.C., escorting 25 veterans out to see their memorials at the Nation’s Capital.

The group of veterans met at the Utah Air National Guard base Monda for a send-off ceremony with Brig. Gen. Kenneth Gammon speaking at the event.

A ceremony will be held in Washginton, after which veterans and their guardians will be able to walk around their memorial. In addition to the WWII and Korean memorials, the Utah Honor Flight group will visit the Vietnam and Lincoln memorials, Washington Monument, Iwo Jima, and Arlington Cemetery. Veterans will be honored at a banquet where medals will be presented to thank them for their service.

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The group will return back home Wednesday June 25, to a welcome with the Patriot Guard Flag line. The community is encouraged to line the street north of 700 North along 2200 West by 4:30 p.m. to welcome and honor these heroes home.

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