RI Veterans honored with special trip to DC

WARWICK, MA (WHDH) - Veterans in Rhode Island were honored with a special trip.

Member of “Honor Flight Rhode Island” went to Washington, D.C. Friday to visit monuments built in their honor.

The 22 veterans from World War II took off from Warwick Airport.

Bagpipers, Boy Scouts and the Mayor of Warwick were there to salute the group heading to D.C.

The veterans were also honored with a water cannon salute as their plane took off.

When the group landed in D.C., the veterans headed straight to the World War II memorial.

The men laid wreathes during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

On their way back to Rhode Island, one of the soldiers, a Boston University alum, ran into the BU women’s soccer team and snapped a photo with them.

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