GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - They woke up before the crack of dawn for a trip in their honor. More than 80 World War II veterans met at Gulfport Biloxi International Airport. And just a short time ago, they boarded a plane bound for the nation's capitol.
Once they land in Washington, the veterans will be escorted to the World War II Memorial. They'll also get a tour of some of the other monuments that depict the history of this country.
The Honor Flight returns just after 7:00 tonight. And you're asked to be at Gulfport Biloxi International Airport to give these veterans a heroes welcome.
WLOX News anchor Jeff Lawson is on this fifth Honor Flight. We'll hear from him when the flight returns late tonight. And we'll see a lot more from this emotional trip to the World War II Memorial this Thursday on WLOX News.