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WWII veterans return to PDX after trip to Washington D.C.

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Twenty veterans returned to PDX Sunday from a trip to see historical landmarks in Washington D.C.

The veterans were greeted with quilts and care packages at the Shilo Inn on Airport Way after they landed at PDX.

The group kept busy during their four-day trip to the nation’s capital, visiting as many memorials and sights as they could.

"It was just a great experience because of all the appreciation that was shown to us as WWII veterans by all the groups we met," said Robert Bennett, who served in the South Pacific.

The trip was made possible by Honor Fight. Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization trying to get as many veterans as possible to the World War II memorial in their honor.

This was Honor Flight’s 13th trip with Oregon veterans. In six years, the program has been able to fly 525 WWII veterans.

The average age of the veterans that have gone on the trip is 90.

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