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Upstate WWII veterans honored with flight to D.C.

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A band performs at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport as World War II veterans prepare to depart for Washington DC. (April 17, 2012/FOX Carolina) A band performs at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport as World War II veterans prepare to depart for Washington DC. (April 17, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

About 80 World War II veterans will spend Tuesday visiting the memorials dedicated to their military service and American history.

The veterans will participate in an honor flight that departs Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport for Washington, D.C. for a day jam-packed with tours of the monuments and landmarks in our nation's capital.

The group Honor Flight Upstate South Carolina makes the trip possible, offering many veterans the chance to visit the World War II, Vietnam, Korean and Marine Corps war memorials along with the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

The flight does not cost the veterans anything. It is paid for by the non-profit group dedicated to honoring World War II veterans.

About 12 hours after leaving GSP, the veterans will return. The public is welcomed to attend their return to the airport, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

To help support the flight, Direct To You! Home Warehouse on Main Street in Easley donated 10 percent of its profits in April to support the trip.

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