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82 World War II Veterans Board Honor Flight to D.C.

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) --  82 World War II Veterans from Southwest Georgia and East Alabama boarded a Miami Air flight to Washington, D.C. for a day of commemoration and remembrance.

The honor flight for the retired soldiers will take them to the nations' World War II memorial along with other historical monuments They will return at 9 ET.       

Flights cost roughly $72,000 each and are made possible through donations from local businesses and individuals.

A schedule of the day's events is listed below. We'll have much more on the flight beginning on the news at 5 ET.

 

First floor Terminal

5:45 am  Arrival of veterans, guardians, volunteers, committee

6:15 Band or DJ Dave Arwood  beside Gift Shop

5:30 CSU-ROTC students line the concourse deplaning area

6:00 Veterans & guardians check-in at ticket counter

6:15 TSA security screening

 

Second floor Terminal Boarding Area

6:00 Undetermined. Media in concourse area

6:30 Singer Jennifer Duncan: 1940s songs

6:15 Waffle House Breakfast

7:10 Remarks: Airport Director, Royce Ard, Mayor Wetherington

7:15 Boarding Miami Air

 

Evening

 

First floor Terminal

7:00 pm Boy Scouts give out flags at Terminal entrances

7:30  High School-ROTC cadets line the concourse deplaning area

7:30 High School Band set up in West end

Band plays God Bless America as vets deplane

 

Second floor Terminal Boarding Area

9:00 Veteran's arrival

 

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