A Hundred Vietnam Veterans Return from Honor Flight to Honors
Vietnam vets have emotional homecoming after Honor Flight trip
AUSTIN (KXAN) – About 100 Vietnam War veterans returned home to Central Texas Saturday evening, after visiting our nation’s capital on behalf of Honor Flight.
It’s an experience they said was special for them, and the reception they received upon arrival back at Austin Bergstrom International Airport brought out an emotional response.
“It was my first time in D.C. I really enjoyed it, and I wish everybody could do it,” said Alerse Martinez, Vietnam veteran. “This, I think, is great. I wish we would have had this 50 years ago. It would have been different.”
They were met upstairs in the airport terminal’s west ticketing area with a welcome home greeting from a big crowd.