Final Triangle Flight of Honor held Wednesday
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RALEIGH — World War II veterans in the Triangle are on a special trip to the nation's capital.
The veterans are participating in the Triangle's eighth and final flight of honor, which departed from RDU Airport Wednesday morning. The veterans will visit the World War II memorial, the Iwo Jima memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery.
Prior to departure from RDU, the veterans were given a water salute. They say they are honored to be a part of the trip.
"Everything is so well organized. They're all so good to us and it's just a great day," said Jim Hayter,” of the U.S. Air Force.
"It means everything to me because I'm proud to serve the country and I'm proud to go on this flight. I'm highly honored," said Walter Pitt, of the US Army.
The veterans will be greeted by a special welcome home ceremony when they return to Raleigh at 8 p.m. Wednesday.