SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A group of local veterans are on their way to Washington DC this morning as part of Mission 16 for Midwest Honor Flight.

In a post on social media, Midwest Honor Flight says 85 veterans are on today’s mission.

KELOLAND’S Dan Santella is joining them on their journey.

He shared these photos to social media ahead of take-off and will have more coverage throughout the day.

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Dan will also take a look back at some of Midwest Honor Flight’s previous missions in tonight’s Eye on KELOLAND.