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Veterans Come Home from Inaugural Honor Flight Nevada

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More than three dozen local veterans, who shared similar experiences decades ago, are back home in Northern Nevada. They just participated in the Inaugural Honor Flight Nevada, which took them on a trip to our nation's capitol.

And it wasn't just veterans who got to visit Washington, D.C.

"To be a member of the first Honor Flight of Nevada has been the best moment of my life!" exclaimed Governor Brian Sandoval.

During their journey to Washington, they toured the monuments dedicated to their service. The trip was also a chance to reflect. One veteran says he talked with another veteran about the men who fought in Germany, and those who remain missing in action.

"He wonders where some of his buddies went, that never been accounted for, that dropped out of the airplane, that parachuted down but they just disappeared and we've wondered about all those MIAs that that occurred to," explained Jack Brantley of Reno.

"The thing that inspired me the most was the 400,000 men that we lost in WWII, and they had stars representing those groups in one big cluster and it brought tears to your eyes," said George Poore of Reno.

The Nevada Guard, Civil Air Patrol, Blue Star Moms, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and plenty of loved ones were all on hand to welcome the veterans home.

"He was so excited to be going and it was just a thrill to see everybody here meeting the plane it was just wonderful," said Judy Poore of Reno.

Channel 2's Erin Breen also joined the veterans on their trip to Washington, D.C. Check out her special report on Monday during Channel 2 News at 5pm.

Written by Rebecca Cronon

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