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Honor Flight To Depart Austin Friday Afternoon

Updated: Friday, April 11 2014, 07:25 AM CDT

Today, 60 World War II veterans from central Texas will depart for our nation’s capitol.

They are all part of Austin’s first Honor Flight of 2014

The veterans will be given a heroes departure from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport around noon, complete with bag pipes, drums and a water canon salute as the plane taxis to the runway.

While in Washington, they will have the opportunity to visit memorials honoring their service to our country.

They will return Saturday to ABIA around 8 p.m. and the public is invited to welcome them home.

These trips on are made possible at no cost to the veterans through donations.

This will be the 13th Austin Honor Flight to date.

Honor Flight To Depart Austin Friday Afternoon

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