About 300 people welcomed the 79 Upper Michigan World War II veterans back home Thursday night after a day in Washington, D.C., visiting the memorial dedicated in their honor. The plane of veterans and guardians landed at 9:30 p.m. at the Delta County Airport. They were greeted by a cheering crowd and flag crews from various organizations: veterans groups, Knights of Columbus and patriot riders. Also on hand to honor the returning veterans: a band and chorus group playing military, patriotic and WWII era music.
ABC 10 reporter Dan Gualdoni accompanied the veterans as part of the U.P. media coverage to Washington. Tune in to ABC 10 News Now tonight at 5:30 pm for a look at the emotional trip to the nation’s Capitol, the Hero’s Welcome in Escanaba last night, and the future of the U.P. Honor Flight.