Nev. welcomes home vets from Honor Flight


By Sarah Litz, Reno Gazette-Journal

A hush fell over Terminal B.

People filled the seats around the gate and stood shoulder-to-shoulder waiting. The normally bustling Southwest terminal of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport paused Sunday morning.

The silence finally broke. Thunderous applause, whistles and people shouting “thank you” greeted local veterans returning from a trip to Washington D.C. over Veterans Day weekend. The 21st Honor Flight Nevada had 40 veterans on the flight including four veterans over the age of 90.

The flight is a chance for veterans to fly to the nation’s capital to visit their memorials free of charge, Jon Yuspa founder and CEO of Honor Flight Nevada said.

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