Miami, FL,
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MIA hosts Honor Flight for more than 70 local war veterans

Local leaders welcomed home World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans after trip to war memorials in Washington D.C.

Miami International Airport, in partnership with Honor Flight South Florida and Global Crossing Airlines (GlobalX), hosted its first post-pandemic Honor Flight for more than 70 local World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans on September 12.

It is our pleasure to continue supporting the Honor Flights from South Florida to honor these brave men and women who fought for freedom, not only for our country but for the world. I’m thrilled that Miami-Dade County could do its part to thank and celebrate our local veterans for all they have sacrificed for our country
Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami-Dade County

After departing MIA Saturday morning on GlobalX flight #1941 (named after the first year of World War II), the veterans received tours organized by Honor Flight South Florida that included stops at war memorials and other military sites in the nation’s capital. After the return trip aboard flight #1945 (the last year of the war), the veterans were welcomed home by a receiving line of local and federal honor guards, elected officials and family and friends.

MIA is proud to once again host this special tribute for our local war heroes, many of who were visiting our nation’s war memorials for the first time. They fought for the freedoms we enjoy today and deserve events like the Honor Flight that salute their service

Ralph Cutié, Miami International Airport Interim Director