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Volunteers needed to assist vets returning from upcoming honor flights

Area volunteers are needed to assist veterans returning from upcoming honor flights.

More than 110 veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War will be on Dayton Honor Flight’s remaining three trips for the year. The three remaining trips are scheduled for Sept. 8, Sept. 21 through Sept. 23 and Oct. 27.

Volunteers will gather at the Dayton Airport to welcome vets back from their trips, according to Dayton Honor Flight.

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Flights in early September and October are scheduled to arrive back in Dayton at 9 p.m. and volunteer welcomers will need to get to the airport by 8 p.m. to retrieve a gate pass from American Airlines and go through the security checkpoint.

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Volunteers wishing to welcome vets back from the three-day trip in September can do so at the Holiday Inn off Interstate 675 in Fairborn at 5 p.m., Sept. 23, according to Dayton Honor Flight.

Dayton Honor Flight is putting out a special call for commanders, first sergeants, other military personnel, community leaders and first responders to make the return home a “heroes welcoming heroes” event.

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