Veterans return from Honor Flight on Sunday
Posted at: 09/15/2013 2:54 PM | Updated at: 09/15/2013 6:58 PM
Almost 50 veterans returned to Rochester International Airport on Sunday as part of Honor Flight Rochester Mission 30.
Officials say 41 World War II veterans and four Korean War veterans were part of this mission's group on Sunday. News10NBC is told that this flight has some historical significance as it comes on the 199th anniversary of the bombardment of Fort McHenry near Baltimore. That attack during the War of 1812 inspired composer Francis Scott Key to write the "Star-Spangled Banner."
County executive Maggie Brooks and Senator Joe Robach were both on hand to help welcome home the veterans as part of the ceremony. Doctor Barry Culhane, president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester, also spoke at the event.
This was the first honor flight of the Fall missions. Two more are scheduled to life off later this year.