MIAMI (CBSMiami) – More than 70 veterans from three wars are back in South Florida after taking an “Honor Flight” to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C.READ MORE: 2 Hialeah Police Officers Arrested, Charged With Official Misconduct, Falsifying Public Records
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An honor guard and local officials were among the dozens of people who welcomed the vets home when they returned to Miami International Airport, after what turned out to be an emotional journey.
“To be recognized like this is amazing,” said David Bernstein, a World War II veteran. “And I’m very thankful and happy and appreciative.”MORE NEWS: Former Sen. Bill Nelson Testifies At Senate Confirmation Hearing For NASA’s Top Job
Many of the vets said it was their first time visiting Washington, D.C.