Veterans' Return To Tulsa Greeted With Letters, Support

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 10:36 pm
By: Justin Shrair

A group of military veterans is returning home after a full day of visiting memorials in our nation's capital.

A gathered to welcome 76 veterans who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam back to Tulsa.

They left Tulsa early Wednesday morning and flew to Washington, D.C., for the Oklahoma Warriors Honor Flight.

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Honor flight takes veterans on an all-expenses-paid trip to D.C. so they can view their memorials.

Each veteran is assigned a guardian to help them along the way.

For some of the vets, this was their first time seeing those memorials.

Topping off the day, they also got a surprise on their way home — each received an envelope full of letters of support from friends, family and young students.

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"He was really looking forward to going and revisiting ... just brings back how they fought for our freedom and all the sacrifices they all had to go through," said Karen Collins.