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Eastern Iowa Honor Flight

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:51 am
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The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight took off for Washington D.C. early this morning.

The group of 87 veterans will be stopping at the various memorials in the city. The group will spend the day in D.C. and will head back for Iowa around 9 this evening. Listen to AM and FM KCII for live updates from the Honor Flight throughout the day.

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The line of wheel chairs waiting for the Vets at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.
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Veterans getting off the bus in Cedar Rapids.
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Motorcycle escorts provided by the American Legion Riders Post 29, Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington Police Department.
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Getting checked in at the airport.
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Veterans waiting to board.
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Preparing to board.
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Boarding the plane.
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On board.

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Arriving in DC

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Special medallion presented to each veteran from Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia-Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Medallion presented to veteran.

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More vets disembarking.

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Loading the buses in DC

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight Itinerary:

11 am Arrive at WWII Memorial

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12:35 pm City Bus Tour

1:25 pm Lincoln, Korean and Vietnam Memorials

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3:15 pm Arrive at Iwo Jima Memorial

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4 pm Arrive at Air Force Memorial

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4:45 pm Arrive at Gate of Arlington National Cemetery

5:30pm Observe Changing of the Guard

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8:15 pm Depart for Home

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10:30 Arrive in Cedar Rapids

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