Skip to comments.67 years later, the homecoming (Mississippi - WWII Honor Flights)
Posted on 04/25/2012 5:23:12 AM PDT by Islander7
GULFPORT -- For many of the veterans on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight 3, it was the homecoming theyd missed.
Several thousand people crowded the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on Tuesday to welcome the 93 World War II veterans and the one Korean War veteran home after their daylong visit to Washington.
The well-wishers carried banners and waved flags, cheering for the weary heroes as they made their way to the airports commons area. Some shuffled, others rolled. All smiled.
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The veterans began their journey two hours behind schedule after a leak in the planes hydraulics required repair. Still, they were met at the Reagan National Airport with applause from hundreds of waiting passengers and well-wishers, including presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
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One of my twin uncles was chosen for the first Honor Flight from MS. I never got a chance to ask him about it, because he died not too long after that. It’s wonderful, though, that these men are being celebrated for their service so long ago.