Mid-Michigan Honor Flight Takes WWII Veteran to Washington D.C.

A special day for a Northern Michigan veteran and several dozen others from Northern Michigan.

The Mid-Michigan Honor Flight chose 93-year-old Basil Ciaramitaro as one of 80 veterans to visit the World War II Memorial.

The group left early this morning from Grand Rapids and arrived in Washington D.C. just a few hours ago.

9&10’s Eric Lloyd and chief photojournalist Corey Adkins caught the flight with them.

They pulled up to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. around noon.

The entire Honor Flight program so far has been quite the spectacle with hundreds of people welcoming the veterans as they walked through Dulles Airport.

The Honor Flight is a nationwide program that has run for years but this is the inaugural flight for the Mid-Michigan chapter. 

There is still a lot left in the day for our greatest generation including a tour of the other war memorials in town and stops at the Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery before flying back tonight.

Tune in to 9&10 News on Wednesday as we hope to have a complete recap of the trip and hear from local veterans what it means to be a part of such a great program.