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Vets honored: Honor Flight completes 1st mission of 2017

Honor Flight wrapped up its 52nd mission this weekend.

Rochester, N.Y. - It's one of those days where the Greater Rochester International Airport transforms into one big welcome party and parade.

Honor Flight returned Sunday, completing its first mission of 2017.

45 veterans in all, most of whom served during WW2 or the Korean War, got to visit the monuments in our nation's capitol.

The welcome they recieved at the airport Sunday was an emotional one.

"It was just the most exciting, fantastic, wonderful wonderful experience that I could not have imagined just how wonderful it could be," said Grace Moran, who served in the U.S. Navy.

"It was amazing, just really great," said veteran Pat Hayford. "I like to return that feeling to all these people because all the ones wishing us well - we wish them well because they appreciate the same things we do."

13WHAM's Don Alhart was the emcee for Sunday's celebratory event.

The two-day journey was Honor Flight's 52nd mission.

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