FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - South Florida veterans received a hero’s welcome after returning from Honor Flight South Florida’s 25th trip to the nation’s capital.

The volunteer organization partnered with Spirit Airlines and Broward County Aviation to host its veterans trip to Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

“Today is the most patriotic day I have had in years,” said a veteran. “This is just astounding. Coming through there with everybody, all the Americans cheering for us, it just moved me, my total heart right here, and I can’t say enough the Honor Flights, what they did today.”

Over 70 veterans got to spend the day visiting several military landmarks such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial before flying back to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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