Veterans of Kansas Honor Flight return to Wichita

Published On: Apr 18 2014 06:29:51 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 18 2014 06:54:48 PM CDT

A hero's homecoming for dozens of veterans who returned to Wichita after touring our nation's capital.

Twenty World War II veterans, two Korean veterans, two Vietnam veterans and their guardians arrived at Mid-Continent Airport Friday, two days after the Honor Flight group left for Washington, D.C.

Children made signs for their relatives, and family members gathered to welcome back their heroes as the sound of bagpipes filled the air.

Detha Kemp welcomed back her husband, a Vietnam veteran, and her father-in-law, a 91-year-old World War II veteran.

"When you go away to war like that you don't talk a whole lot about it, but they shared and shared stuff they had done," Kemp said. "They talked about things that they have never talked about in their lives together."

Some of the places the veterans visited are the World War II Memorial, Korean Memorial, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The trips are organized by Kansas Honor Flight Inc. and serve as a way of bonding and honoring lost family and friends.