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9th Kansas Honor Flight of year preparing to take 27 veterans to Washington to see monuments

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WICHTA, Kansas — The year's ninth Kansas Honor Flight is getting ready to carrying 10 World War II veterans, 16 Korean War veterans and one Vietnam War veteran to Washington to see the nation's war monuments.

The flight leaving from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport at 10 a.m. Wednesday also will carry the veterans' guardians to the Washington for a two-night stay before coming home on Friday.

The group will visit the World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial and several others commemorating the nation's biggest military conflicts.

The trip has been organized by Kansas Honor Flight Inc. and is at no cost to the veterans, while guardians who accompany each veteran pay their own way.

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