South Florida veterans return from Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

Dozens of South Florida World War II veterans recently had the trip of a lifetime.

Saturday night veterans from Martin. St. Lucie and Indian River Counties were greeted at Palm Beach International Airport after completing their 'Honor Flight.'

Since 2004, Honor Flight of Southeast Florida has been raising money to allow the veterans the opportunity to see the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
 
"It was truly a sight to see.  My right hand hurts from being shook so much," said veteran Harold Levine.

Added veteran Peter Salomone, "It took me 65 years for someone to come around here and shake my hand for the time I spent in the second World War in the United States Navy. I sure appreciate it."

The veterans also got to see Arlington National Cemetery, among other sights.

It has been a long day for the veterans who gathered in Port St. Lucie before sunrise to share stories before heading to the airport.

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