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13th Freedom Honor Flight takes off

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Nearly 100 local veterans spent Saturday in Washington D.C., thanks to the Freedom Honor Flight.

Veterans and their guardians left La Crosse around 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Including veterans Don Gensch and George Rogers from West Salem. 81-year-old Gensch served in Korea, 92-year-old Rogers served in World War II.

They spent the day seeing the historical monuments, World War II Memorial, and enjoying the sights.

The flight lands back in La Crosse Saturday night where the veterans will enjoy a special welcome home ceremony at the airport. This is the 13th Honor Flight since the program started in 2008.

The Honor Flight is supported through donations and volunteers.

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