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World War II veteran Ron Graham talks with his Honor Flight guardian Sgt. 1st Class Howard Havens.
World War II veteran Ron Graham talks with his Honor Flight guardian Sgt. 1st Class Howard Havens. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
World War II veteran Ron Graham talks with his Honor Flight guardian Sgt. 1st Class Howard Havens.
World War II veteran Ron Graham talks with his Honor Flight guardian Sgt. 1st Class Howard Havens. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
Michael Caracco smiles for the camera during his New England Honor Flight on Sept. 28, 2013. Behind him is his Honor Flight guardian, his son.
Michael Caracco smiles for the camera during his New England Honor Flight on Sept. 28, 2013. Behind him is his Honor Flight guardian, his son. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
A World War II veteran shakes the hand of former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sept. 28, 2013. The WWII veteran was part of the New England Honor Flight that flew to Washington, D.C. and Powell stopped by to greet the veterans.
A World War II veteran shakes the hand of former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sept. 28, 2013. The WWII veteran was part of the New England Honor Flight that flew to Washington, D.C. and Powell stopped by to greet the veterans. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Honor Flights from around the country descended onto the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

In the morning, an Honor Flight from Ohio visited the memorial. In the afternoon, Honor Flights were from Texas, Long Island, NY., and New England (Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts). There were 193 World War II veterans taking part in the New York and New England Honor Flights.

Special guest former Secretary of State Colin Powell stopped by the World War II Memorial to over a quick speech before he went into the crowd of veterans and personally thanked about a dozen veterans for their service.

Email: tibbetts.meredith@stripes.com

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