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Honor Flight: Local veterans visit monuments and memorials in the nation’s capital

The community is invited to welcome these heroes home around 3 p.m. inside Terminal 2 at San Diego International Airport on Sunday

Note: The return trip was delayed Sunday and Honor Flight is now expected to arrive around 3 p.m.

A trip of a lifetime continued Saturday when local World War II and Korean War veterans toured all the war memorials and national monuments in Washington D.C.

The group woke up before 4 a.m. to see the sun rise over the World War II memorial. From there they traveled all around the nations capital to see the many beautiful war memorials and monuments including the US Marine Corps War Memorial and the Woman in Military Service for America Memorial.

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The group will be returning to San Diego on Sunday and the public are being urged to show up to give these heroes a proper homecoming that they never received when they came home the first time. Citizens will line Terminal 2 at the airport around 3 p.m. to welcome everyone home.

Follow News 8’s Abbie Alford all weekend on Facebook and Twitter as she goes along for this year’s San Diego Honor Flight.