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Vets return home after touring WWII Memorial

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41 World War II Veterans were honored at DFW Airport Saturday evening after they returned from a 2-day trip to Washington D.C. with the Honor Flight program.  The veterans had the chance to visit the WWII Memorial that was built in their honor in 2004.  The veterans ranged in age from 86 to 96 years old and they were given a hero's welcome when they arrived back at DFW.  People lined the baggage claim area with American flags and banners to welcome the veterans home.  They even had a mail call while in Washington D.C., family friends and even school children wrote them letters, thanking them for their service.

WWII Vets are dying at a rate of about 1,000 per day and there are still approximately 400 veterans in the DFW area waiting to take an honor flight to our Nation's Capital.

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