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Sep 24, 2012 11:48 AM by Angela Douglas

Montana WWII veterans visit memorials in D.C.

Dozens of Montana World War II veterans boarded the Big Sky Honor Flight on Sunday morning in Billings as they embarked on an experience of a lifetime.

In an effort to recognize and honor the veterans for their service to America, the Big Sky Honor Flight is dedicated to flying as many veterans as possible to their war memorials in Washington D.C.

The veterans were greeted with cheers, signs, and hugs when they arrived in D.C.

Tours of the Lincoln, Vietnam and Korean Memorials were on tap for Sunday afternoon.

On Monday the 87 veterans will tour the WWII Memorial, along with Arlington National Cemetery and the Iwo Jima Memorials.

If time allows, the veterans will also stop at the FDR Memorial.

The Big Sky Honor Flight is scheduled to arrive back in Billings at 8:30 p.m. on Monday.

The public is encouraged to attend the arrival to help welcome home the WWII veterans at Billings Logan International Airport.

The first Big Sky Honor Flight sent approximately 90 veterans to the nation's capitol in mid-June.

Big Sky Honor Flight hopes to send three more flights next year.

Click here to learn more about the Big Sky Honor Flight program.


Montana WWII veterans in Washington D.C.

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