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Local veterans get warm welcome returning home from their Honor Flight

Posted at 7:15 AM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 11:23:37-04

Cheers, applause and smiles welcomed our nation’s bravest back to Las Vegas after a trip to Washington D.C.

“It’s beautiful, you can’t imagine all the stuff they’ve done for us,” say William Houston, US Navy and Air Force veteran.

World War II and Koren War veterans landed at McCarran International Airport Sunday, and were greeted by music, signs and supporters.

“People may go through all that work and time and to say thank you, it’s really appreciated,” Merrill Molsberry, Coast Guard veteran.

The weekend trip was organized by Honor Flights of Southern Nevada, a non-profit organization.

Veterans got the chance to tour the capitol and visit national memorials that stand in their honor.

“We did a lot of talking for people and of course they fed us real nice so that was nice too,” says Antwon Green, WWII veteran.

Many of the veterans were overwhelmed by the support waiting for them."I don't know where I would be today if it hadn't been for the help of the lord on my life, I don't know where I would be today," Antwon Green.

Honor Flights happen twice a year for veterans in Las Vegas.

Honor Flights of Southern Nevada says their next trip to D.C. will be April 2019