70 veterans headed to DC to visit the WWII memorial, will be returning home tonight. They’ll arrive at the Indianapolis airport between 8-8:30 p.m.
The public asked to attend and welcome the heroes home by cheering and waving flags.
Police, fire, marines and even re-enactors will be among the hundreds of people taking part in “Operation Homecoming.”
Indy Honor Flight representatives said that many WWII soldiers remained in occupied territory for months or years after the war. Once they returned home, many got little more than a hug or handshake as they returned to a country that was still coming out of a recession. So, they say, this homecoming was 68 years in the making.