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Honor Flight Nevada Departs Tuesday Morning

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The third Honor Flight Nevada of 2015 left the Reno-Tahoe International Airport Tuesday morning.  

Honor Flight is a program which allows older veterans to travel, at no cost,  to Washington DC to see the memorials built in their honor. 

"We have a group of 50," said Jon Yuspa, Founder of Honor Flight Nevada. "There's about 30 veterans, mostly World War II veterans and 20 support staff, like nurses and doctors."

Since being founded in 2013, more than 600 Nevada Veterans have been able to make the trip.

"If we see memories, they become treasures," said World War II veteran Bill Farr. "Once you get them in your mind, they last a lifetime."

""I have a son who is buried in Arlington," said veteran Vic Ward. "I've seen his headstone, but I have never been to the memorial. I'm anxious to see that." 

They will be in Washington DC until Friday. Honor Flight Nevada says they will arrive back in Reno 3:00 p.m, Friday, and there will be a welcome back ceremony for the veterans. The public is encouraged to attend.  

To  donate to Honor Flight Nevada, to sponsor a Veteran, or for more information on how to sign up, visit Honor Flight Nevada's website

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