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WWII honor flight farewell ceremony

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The public is invited to a community farewell ceremony for Wyoming's World War II veterans at 7:45 a.m., on May 17, at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center, in Cheyenne.

Honor Flight Wyoming is sending a group of Wyoming's World War II veterans on a two-day trip to Washington, D.C., May 17-18.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and other dignitaries will speak at the public farewell ceremony. The veterans will then travel by motorcade to the Wyoming Air National Guard Base to board their flight.

A charter aircraft will carry more than 160 veterans, guardians, and staff to visit the memorials in Washington, D.C., at no cost to the World War II veterans.

The public is also invited to join the welcome home corridor inside the Cheyenne Regional Airport terminal at about 8:30 p.m. on May 18.

Please note, the plane's arrival time, on May 18, is tentative.

For more information, the Wyoming Veterans Commission at 307-777-8152.