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Central Iowa veterans travel to Washington, D.C.

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More than 85 veterans set off for Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning.

Their plane took off at 7 a.m. from the Eastern Iowa Airport.

The veterans will spend the day in Washington, D.C. touring war memorials before returning to the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Two buses carrying World War II veterans traveled from Marshalltown to Cedar Rapids Monday.

The veterans received a hero's send off. The streets from Southgate Mall parking lot in Marshalltown heading out of town were lined with people.

Police, emergency service and fire personnel, the Patriot Guard/Legion Riders and the Cedar Rapids Corvette Club escorted the buses.

More than 269 Eastern Iowa World War II veterans got the chance to travel to Washington, D.C. last year.

The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight website shows that the next Honor Flight is tentatively scheduled for June 5.

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