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Honor Flight takes veterans to see war memorials

HEBRON, Ky. (Adam Clements) -- The first Honor Flight of 2014 takes off from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Tuesday.

Honor flight takes veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the war memorials. Veterans will see the World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and Desert Storm memorials. They'll experience it with their family, those they served with and those who served before and after them.

Lisa MacVittie is going with her daughter, Dawn Price. MacVittie served in the Air Force during the Korean War. That's where she met her husband.

But it's what happened during World War II that inspired her to join the service. MacVittie is Jewish. She and her family were taken from her home in Berlin to a Shanghai prison camp, when she was seven years old. She survived and she can't wait to thank those who saved her. "They're stopping at the Second World War Memorial and the guys that are memorialized there got me out of a lot of hot water. A lot of these guys gave up their lives to save mine, this is actually why I joined the service."

A total of 150 people will be on the flight, including the guardians of the veterans.

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