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Veterans honored with honor flight

ALBANY - Fifty World War II veterans departed from Albany International Airport on Saturday morning for an honor flight.

The flight, which was presented by Leatherstocking Honor Flight, flew the veterans to Washington, DC to visit their memorial for free.  According to officials the Veterans ranged from their late 80s to mid-late 90s with the oldest being 101 years old.

A pre-flight ceremony was held to honor the veterans at 8:00 a.m. with the flight departing at 9:40 a.m.  The veterans returned to Albany at 9:30 p.m.