PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A very exciting honor flight is coming up next month; For the first time ever an entirely female group of local veterans will visit the nation’s capital.
Forty-four women will be part of honor flight “Victory.”
On Sunday, veterans and volunteers taking part in the trip gathered at the American Safety Programs & Training at 150 Niantic Avenue in Providence for a special meet and greet.
Eyewitness News Anchor Mike Montecalvo will be joining those veterans on their trip to Washington, D.C., and was at Sunday’s event.
“We want to tell your story and we want people to know not just what it was like to be in World War II, Vietnam War or what it was like to come back, but what was it like to give us our freedom,” Mike Montecalvo said.
The Rhode Island Fire Chief’s Honor Flight organizes free trips to the nation’s capital to see the memorials honoring veterans for their service.
The “Victory” flight takes off April 6 and Eyewitness News will follow the historic journey every step of the way.
You can learn more about RI Honor Flights right now on their website.