North County Honor Flight Takes Off

Plattsburgh, NY - Fifteen veterans from New York's North Country are taking to the skies aboard an "Honor Flight."

The veterans, all of which served in World War II or the Korean War, were honored Saturday morning during a send off ceremony in Plattsburgh.

Along with one family member, the veterans will visit memorials in the nation's capitol, honoring those they served beside. The group will also visit Arlington National Cemetery.

One veteran Local 22 & Local 44 spoke with tells us there is a particular person he'd like to pay tribute to while in Washington.

"I was an athletic director and a coach and one of my football players, a quarterback who went 10 and 0, he joined the Army as soon as he finished school and was shot down and I am going to see his name down in Washington D.C.," Nickolas Zeoli, a World War II Veteran, said.

After this morning's ceremony, the group was escorted by motorcade to the Plattsburgh International Airport. They will return Saturday night around 10:30 p.m. with a short "Heroes' Welcome Home" ceremony.


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