UPDATED 7:49 p.m.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Veterans with Midwest Honor Flight Mission 4 are heading home shortly. KELOLAND’s Dan Santella has been traveling all day.
UPDATED 11:14 a.m.
SIVeterans with Midwest Honor Flight Mission 4 witnessed The Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier around 10:30 a.m. CDT.
KELOLAND’s Dan Santella posted photos from the visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Honor Flight Veterans are wearing blue T-Shirts.
Senators Mike Rounds and John Thune welcomed the Veterans aboard Midwest Honor Flight Mission 4 at the Ronald Reagan National Airport Tuesday morning.
The Veterans are heading to the first stop at the Marine Corps Memorial around 9:34 a.m. CDT, 10:34 EDT. A total of 82 Veterans are on the trip.
On the buses, heading to our first stop- the Marine Corps Memorial with its iconic Iowa Jima statue. The grand total of veterans on this trip is 82. Words fail me is describing what it’s like to see a veteran wipe away tears at the reception received here in DC pic.twitter.com/MuGGsFSQwS— Dan Santella (@KELODanS) May 7, 2019
Midwest Honor Flight Mission 4 has landed in Washington D.C.
More than 80 Veterans from South Dakota, Northwest Iowa and Southwest Minnesota will visit The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as well as the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War memorials. The flight landed around 8:30 a.m. CDT.
It’s going to be an exciting day for some KELOLAND Veterans.
The Midwest Honor Flight’s Mission 4 took off shortly after 5:40 a.m. Tuesday morning. Over 80 Veterans from South Dakota, Northwest Iowa and Southwest Minnesota are going on the trip.
Earlier Tuesday morning, the South Dakota Air National Guard Color Guard welcomed the Veterans at the Sioux Falls airport.
Tuesday’s tour will consist of a visit to The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and stops at the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War memorial.