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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS Feed First Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight Honors Vietnam Veterans
Honor Flight
The Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight group that departed AirVenture Oshkosh visited several sites in Washington, D.C. Friday including the Lincoln Memorial. (photo by Andi Loppnow; )

August 2, 2013 - Early Friday morning, a very special American Airlines 737 aircraft, Flagship Liberty, flew 114 veterans from Phillips 66 Plaza at AirVenture to Washington, D.C., in the first Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight specifically for veterans of the Vietnam era.

The vets received a warm reception at Reagan National Airport, then embarked on a day - long tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, the Smithsonian American History Museum, and Arlington National Cemetery. The group is scheduled to return late Friday afternoon to a hero's welcome.

The flight was sponsored by Old Glory Honor Flight Inc. - which has operated 18 flights of World War II veterans from northeastern Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., including three previous flights from EAA AirVenture - and Oshkosh Corp.

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