Honor Flight of the Quad Cities marks 10 years of serving area veterans

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- The Honor Flight of the Quad Cities is marking a decade of helping area veterans see the national memorials built in their honor.

Thursday, the organization brought 97 local veterans to Washington, D.C.

This was the 46th flight since 2008.

Volunteer David Woods said, “What really gets you is the veterans’ appreciation of when they come back to the airports or like when these young kids met our people at the Dulles Airport. These guys just go crazy about it. It shows the appreciation that the American public has for has for our veterans.”

The Honor Flight of the Quad Cities is expected to return to the Quad Cities International Airport Thursday evening.

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