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Veterans Head For Washington D.C. From Grand Rapids On Honor Flight

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Ford Airport Plans ExpansionGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 24, 2014) — Veterans, Guardians, and their guests took off for Washington D.C. on an honor flight.

The plane took off from Gerald R. Ford International Airport at 8 a.m. on June 24, carrying 168 passengers, and it’s expected to arrive in Washington D.C. at 10 a.m.

The veterans are expected to arrive back in Grand Rapids at 8:30 p.m. and guests are invited to go to the Amway hangar to welcome them back. Those planning to attend will find free parking in the overflow lot, and a shuttle will take attendees to the hangar.

Once the plane touches down, there will be a water cannon salute. The Michigan Patriot Guard Riders will also form a flag line to follow veterans to the hangar. All veterans will be escorted off the plane in wheelchairs as a precaution.

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