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July
2017
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06:56 PM
America/Chicago

Cadets Greet, Thank Vietnam Veterans Bound for D.C. on Honor Flight

Natl. Blue Beret Participants See Flight Off

Civil Air Patrol cadets providing support for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin arose at 4:30 this morning to see Vietnam veterans off to Washington, D.C., to tour war memorials.

Cadets involved in the National Blue Beret special activity shook hands with the veterans, thanking them for their service, before their jet departed for the nation’s capital on Yellow Ribbon Honor Fight V, The trip occurred through Old Glory Honor Flight, in partnership with EAA and American Airlines.

 

A welcome home ceremony is scheduled for this afternoon for their arrival back in Oshkosh.

Old Glory Honor Flight originally intended for the Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight to be a one-time event at EAA AirVenture in 2013, but its success that year led to subsequent annual flights.

“Yellow Ribbon Honor Flights out of EAA AirVenture have become a tradition for us, and we are very excited to continue that tradition in 2017,” said Diane MacDonald, Old Glory Honor Flight co-founder Diane MacDonald.