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Veterans prepare for 26th Honor Flight mission

HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -  The Korean Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, and the World War Two memorial.

Those iconic sites are just three of the sites that area veterans see on the Great River Honor Flight.

On Sunday, the 33 World War II, Korean, and Vietnam veterans attended their pre-flight meeting, along with guardians, like WGEM's own Natalie Will.  The Honor Flight takes off early Thursday morning for a whirlwind day of sightseeing for these former servicemen.

Korean war vet Larry Sander, who is traveling with his brother, another veteran, says he's anxious to see Washington, D.C. again.

"I just want to see the memorials. I've been to Washington once, but it's probably been thirty to thirty five years ago, and I don't remember so much about it. I remember the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Memorial, but I want to see the different ones," Sander said.

The Honor Flight veterans and their guardians will return to Hannibal La Grange University on Thursday at around 10 p.m.

You are welcome to come and help give them a proper homecoming.

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