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Honor flight takes WWII veterans to Washington

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -

Veterans from the North Country are heading to Washington Saturday.

The Honor Flight program will fly 15 World War II veterans to D.C., free of charge, to view the National World War II Memorial. Before taking off from Plattsburgh Airport, they will be escorted by a police and fire truck motorcade to the Plattsburgh U.S. Oval for a ceremony to honor all veterans.

Veterans at Meadowbrook Healthcare in Plattsburgh say they look forward to being recognized.

"I respect them because they did their duty, and so did I," said Enrico Moscarella, a World War II veteran.

"Our three veterans that are in the opening ceremony, after the ceremony concludes we'll come back to honor them with their own veterans breakfast," said Laurie Marvin of Meadowbrook Healthcare.

The opening ceremony at the Plattsburgh U.S. Oval is open to the public. It starts Saturday at 7 a.m.

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