WWII Honor Flight Lands in Cheyenne

Cassandra Hager reporting, chager@k2tv.com

We are all thankful for World War II veterans and their brave fight and a large crowd at the Cheyenne Regional Airport gathered to thank these heroes in person.

"We've got a fabulous program here in our state that gives the opportunity for our veterans, heroes, to go back and see the monument that they so richly earned and fought for for all those years."

The men returned from a long two days in Washington DC and were touched by the reception they got from the crowd of people.

"It's a real pleasure to be here and get welcomed home after a 2-day stint away from home."

Even total strangers came to greet the 99 returning veterans to whom they say they owe their freedom.

"You know, these people served for us and our country and we might not even be here today if it weren't for them. We're just here to support them and cheer for them as they get off the plane and thank them for what they did for us."

And even current members of the Air Force were on hand to thank the men who paved the way for them.

"Basically we're here to honor our returning heroes and it's our honor to do that tonight."