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Honor Flight benefit set for Friday, November 22nd in Waterloo

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The community is invited to help raise money for future Honor Flights out of Waterloo. More>>

Shutdown not stopping Eastern Iowa Honor Flight

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Richard Phipps served in the Navy during World War II."I was carrier-based in the Pacific," said Richard Phipps.He used to tell his family members -- like his grandson, John -- stories of his time in the military."The change that they went through as high school seniors, shortly thereafter going into a war like World War II, and some of the lifelong friendships and connections that he created that are really different and unique than any generation since," said John.John signed his grandfathe... More>>

Honor Flight veterans find 400 greeters at late-night return

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Inside Dubuque's Grand River Center Monday night, anticipation and pride swelled among the more than 400 people awaiting their American heroes. More>>

Hundreds welcome veterans from first Honor Flight

Hundreds of family members and friends welcomed about 90 veterans to the Waterloo Regional Airport after returning from an Honor Flight shortly before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday. More>>

Eastern Iowa veterans embark on a trip of a lifetime

A flight carrying 84 World War II and Korean veterans left early Tuesday morning from Cedar Rapids heading to the nation's capitol. More>>

Fourth-graders sell sweets, raise enough to sponsor three veterans on Honor Flight

Honor flight trips are funded entirely through donations and come at no cost to the veteran. A class at Grant Wood Elementary decided they wanted to help. More>>

Honor Flight: Veterans cherish memories on trip

Ninety veterans are back home in Iowa after an incredible day in Washington, D.C., Tuesday as part of the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight from Cedar Rapids. Ninety veterans are back home in Iowa after an incredible day in Washington, D.C., Tuesday as part of the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight from Cedar Rapids.

Ninety veterans are back home in Iowa after an incredible day in Washington, D.C., Tuesday as part of the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight from Cedar Rapids. More>>

Honor Flight: Families reconnect in Washington, D.C.

The first stop was the World War II Memorial, where one family was anxiously awaiting the arrival of their veteran, Lyle Swan. They drove all night from Kentucky and Tennessee just to see him arrive, and cheered as he rolled close. More>>

Korean War vets living at Bridges go on Honor Flight together

Charles Dale, Frank Lape, Elston Peters and Dwayne Driscoll went on the most recent Honor Flight out of Waterloo. Charles Dale, Frank Lape, Elston Peters and Dwayne Driscoll went on the most recent Honor Flight out of Waterloo.
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Charles Dale, Frank Lape, Elston Peters and Dwayne Driscoll went on the most recent Honor Flight out of Waterloo. More>>

Second Waterloo Honor Flight of 2013 leaves Tuesday

The June 2013 Honor Flight out of Waterloo left Tuesday morning from the Waterloo Regional Airport for Washington D.C. The June 2013 Honor Flight out of Waterloo left Tuesday morning from the Waterloo Regional Airport for Washington D.C.
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The June 2013 Honor Flight out of Waterloo left Tuesday morning from the Waterloo Regional Airport for Washington D.C. More>>

Veterans on Honor Flight get warm welcome home

Katherine Karey, who served in the Navy during WWII Katherine Karey, who served in the Navy during WWII

Veterans who served during World War II and Korea took the trip of a lifetime. They departed bright and early and spent the day in the nation's capital visiting the memorials. More>>

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