Honor Flight sends first all-female group of veterans to D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of more than five dozen women who collectively fought in decades of conflicts from World War II to Afghanistan are taking part Saturday in the first all-female Collier County Honor Flight.

The 66 veterans left the Naples Municipal Airport early Saturday morning to fly to Washington, D.C., where they’re visiting a handful of memorials. It’s part of a program established locally in 2013 to connect those who’ve served with the national monuments built in their honor.

The group is set to return home at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to the Naples airport to greet them.

WINK News reporters Ellen Thalls and Megan Contreras are traveling with the veterans and are providing periodic updates on the WINK News Facebook page.

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