Nebraska Korean War Veterans Receive Warm Welcome Home from Honor Flight

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Hundreds of Nebraska Korean war veterans returned home to a warm welcome Wednesday morning after returning from the final Korean War Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Friends and family packed Eppley Airfield in Omaha to welcome home the veterans nearly 60 years after their return from war.

Many onlookers carried signs, cheered and clapped. They thanked veterans for their service.

These veterans say this welcome home was well worth the wait.

All the veterans walked off the plane wearing medals made of old barbed wire from the demilitarized zone.

Thanks to over 500 donors, 460 Korean War veterans from Nebraska left on Tuesday for the final Korean War Honor Flight.

While in D.C. the veterans met with Nebraska's Congressional Delegation.

According to national Honor Flight Network officials, this flight was the largest Honor Flight group in its history, since it was first established in 2005.

The itinerary included stops at the Korean War Memorial, World War II Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard, and the Air Force Memorial.