Public invited to greet veterans when Eastern Iowa Honor Flight returns to Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight is launching EIHF #37 Tuesday morning.

More than 100 veterans are expected to be on the flight which takes off at 7:15 a.m. The group went to visit World War II, Korean, Vietnam memorials, as well as Arlington National Cemetery.

The flight included a Word War II veteran, 18 Korean War veterans and 81 Vietnam War veterans.

The flight will return Tuesday night at 8:45 p.m. The public is invited to come out to the Eastern Iowa Airport to thank the veterans as they return.

Organizers say some veterans never got a “thank you” when they returned home after fighting, so this is a way of doing that. Parking is free.