- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A group of World War II veterans is traveling to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial built in their honor.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1sjLh2c ) veterans arrived Thursday morning at Muskegon County Airport for the daylong trip. The organization Legends Flight arranged the visit for 95 World War II veterans and dozens of others who are helping the veterans travel.

The veterans were greeted at the airport with a flag-lined drive, thanks in part to groups including Rolling Thunder, American Legion Riders and the Patriot Guard. The trip is by chartered plane. Stops in the Washington area include other war memorials and Arlington National Cemetery.

The veterans also plan to meet with lawmakers during the trip.

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Online:

https://www.legendsflight.com

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Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, https://www.mlive.com/muskegon

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