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Veterans Visiting War Memorials Today

Last updated on Wednesday, September 9, 2009

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - A chartered Northwest Airlines jetliner leaves Indianapolis International Airport today on the flight of a lifetime.

On board will be 150 elderly Hoosier veterans, most of them from the Korean and Vietnam conflicts with a few veterans of World War II.

They're flying to the nation's capital, at no cost them, to see their war memorials.

The trip was arranged by AMVETS Post #99 in Indianapolis.

Members raised $200,000 to pay for the trip, much of that amount from the bingo games held regularly at the post headquarters.

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