Nonprofit brings veterans by the busload to find closure in Washington, D.C.

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    Honor Flight Network brings aging veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials honoring them and their fellow soldiers.

    Honor Flight Network is a non-profit dedicated to providing the United States’ aging veterans with safe transportation to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials honoring them and their fellow soldiers.

    This year, the Philadelphia hub of Honor Flight sent six buses of local veterans to visit Arlington National Cemetery, the Korean War Memorial, and the World War II memorial. Andrew Schiavello, president of Honor Flight Philadelphia, joined Newsworks Tonight to discuss the program, which has helped transport 1,500 local veterans by bus since 2012.

    Philadelphia Navy yard worker and World War II veteran Dewitt Stewart of Media, who joined Honor Flight Philadelphia’s most recent trip, recounts a rainy day trip to D.C.

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