Veterans leave on Honor Flight
Dozens of veterans are taking off for our Nation's Capital. They're a part of today's Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. YNN's Beth Croughan is at Albany international Airport where they got quite a sendoff.
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COLONIE, N.Y. -- "I think I hear the rumble of the motorcycles now and it just gives me goose bumps," said Traci Stewart, the Vice President of the Patriot Flight.
Dozens of motorcycles rolled into the Albany International Airport before sunrise on Saturday.
"It just makes you feel so much better to start your day off with it," said American Legion Riders Broadalbin Director, Dave Davis.
The motorcycle riders, like Davis, escorted those that came by bus. And those, that were to be boarding a plane Saturday morning.
"I'm very proud that I served," said Fred Van Ornam, 85, a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War Veteran.
Van Ornam was among about 40 World War II Veterans making their way to Washington, D.C. to see their memorial. "On any given Saturday down in Washington, D.C., at the World War II Memorial, are 2,500 other World War II veterans," said Stewart.
The Leatherstocking and Patriot Honor Flights are part of a larger network reaching veterans across the country. But, this trip here, will be the last this year. And it's something special for these vets to share. "I'm proud, very proud," said Van Ornam.