Veterans on Honor Flight welcomed home to cheers
KALAMAZOO—A Talons Out Honor Flight was Saturday, April 25.
The nonprofit effort flew 69 veterans to Washington, D.C., and back the same day to visit the World War II memorial as well as other war memorials.
They returned to Michigan that night around 9 p.m. and were greeted at Loy Norrix High School by hundreds of people waving flags and “Welcome Home” signs. The crowd lined the entrance to the school and a lengthy path through the building, shaking veterans’ hands and thanking them.
Check www.allegannews.com for a more extensive photo gallery of the veterans’ return as well as videos of several county veterans reacting to the exuberant celebration.
Here is one of those videos, as The Allegan County News speaks with Dunningville veteran Norris Northrup.