PHOTOS: First all-women Honor Flight out of Austin

First Texas, all women Honor Flight departs Austin (Courtesy: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
First Texas, all women Honor Flight departs Austin (Courtesy: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — For every World War II veteran who gets the chance to go to Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight program, the experience is a special one. On Friday, Honor Flight experienced another milestone by organizing Texas’ first all-women veterans flight to visit memorials in the nation’s capital.

The flight featured women who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The women were welcomed to the Austin airport with a procession and a proper send-off with bag pipes and the drum corps.

In September, Honor Flight sent its 2000th veteran to D.C. 

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