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Veterans honored with trip to Washington, D.C.

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Dozens of World War II and Korean War veterans left Nashville on Saturday morning, headed for our nation's capital.

The Southern Middle Tennessee Honor Flight's spring trip is underway this weekend.

Thirty-one veterans spent Saturday touring the war monuments in Washington, DC.

Honor flights are free of charge to thank veterans for their service.

State Sen. Bo Watson was also on the flight to escort three World War II veterans on the trip, including his father.

"It's a great experience for them but it's an equal experience for me to be able to share this day with my father and all these other veterans who gave so much and sacrificed for our country," said Watson.

The final Music City Honor Flight departed Nashville earlier this week, but local veterans can still fly with the Southern Middle Tennessee Honor Flight program.

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