A group that included 72 World War II veterans flew to Washington D.C. Tuesday as part of the ninth Upstate Honor Flight.
The group had to alter their sightseeing plans somewhat because of the weather, but they said it was a day to remember.
“It really meant a lot. The main thing was that it was a World War II memorial, which was unbelievable for someone to have seen it. And even though the rain was coming down it really was so impressive to me,” said a veteran participant.
A crowd filled the terminal to welcome home the veterans at Greenville Spartanburg Airport Tuesday night.
“It meant a lot. I didn’t know there was this many people that cared. Everybody is so wonderful. Everybody everywhere we went it was so nice,” said another Honor Flight veteran.
The states Honor Flight program will be transferring to Korean War service members as the number of World War II veterans who can participate are diminishing.
The next Honor flight from the Upstate is scheduled for April.