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Honor Flight allows Nebraska veterans to see monuments in Washington, D.C.


The biggest single-day Honor Flight left Omaha, Nebraska before sunrise Tuesday.

More than 450 veterans, mostly from the Korean War, filled three airplanes. The group enjoyed an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., where they spent the day seeing the monuments.

Norfolk veteran Roger Risinger could be seen enjoying the Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial.

A Fremont man remembers well the pain and shock of being wounded more than 62 years ago during the Korean War. Charles Shipman joined the other veterans on the Honor Flight.

Organizer Bill Williams says 460 veterans from 200 communities around the state and family members and volunteer guardians flew out early Tuesday.

Around $500,000 was raised to charter three planes and cover other expenses for the travelers.

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