Veterans return home after Honor Flight mission to Washington, D.C.

It was a trip to remember for over 20 veterans from across the region.  

The Northeast Tennessee Honor Flight returned home last night after a successful 14th mission to Washington, D.C.  

Officials with the Honor Flight allow veterans from across the region to participate in a full weekend of festivities in Washington, D.C.  

Veterans were able to visit various memorials across the country’s capital. People back home also made the trip special by sending letters, thanking the veterans for their service.  

The trip did include a hiccup, according to organizers.  

The bus carry veterans did experience setback in the afternoon near Rural Retreat, Virginia. Officials tell us the bus experienced a bad wheel bearing, but veterans were able to make it back to Johnson City at 9:15 p.m.  

“What a weekend we had with these great men and women,” said Edie Lowry, Northeast Tennessee Honor Flight Director. “We had a very successful mission trip.”  

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