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Free trip to memorial site planned for local veterans

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Honor Flight of Nevada is still polishing up as they get ready to take as many Las Vegas veterans on an unforgettable trip.

"We are planning a dinner at the Naval Academy for this group," said Belinda Morse, local coordinator for Honor Flight of Nevada.

The plan is to visit the World War II memorial and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery.

It's a one-of-a-kind trip for local veterans.

In October, 40 Reno veterans got a chance to experience a similar trip with Gov. Brian Sandoval.

"The first flight for Nevada went out of Reno in October of last year and we want to take the veterans from World War II that are in Las Vegas to DC for the weekend," added Morse.

The original trip was scheduled on Veterans Day but got canceled due to weather conditions. The new flight will take off in April for all those veterans who pass the application process.

"In that application along with the application of their guardian or someone to go with them. If they don't have anyone to go with them we will provide someone to go with them," added Morse.

Before the next flight can take off, more volunteers and donations for the trip are still needed.

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