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Nebraska Vietnam veterans get hero's welcome

Posted at 8:01 AM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 09:01:17-04
This time they got a hero's welcome, more than 500 Vietnam veterans returned to Nebraska after a special visit to Washington D.C. 
 
They were met with smiles instead of a backlash over a way they didn't choose. 
 
On Monday the Nebraska Vietnam Combat Veterans Flight called Operation Airlift provided the veterans with a journey they will be proud of for the rest of their life. 
 
Its called operation airlift, the Nebraska Vietnam combat veterans flight where 5001 veterans to be exact-has a journey will they remember and be proud of for the rest of their life. 

Its called operation airlift--the Nebraska Vietnam combat veterans flight where 5-hundred-and-one veterans to be exact-has a journey will they remember and be proud of for the rest of their life. 

Before the crack of dawn,Veterans in red, white and blue polos stand in line boarding the buses taking them to their honor flights.

The veterans toured the Lincoln Memorial, received these pins thanking them for their service, the vets also saw the the iwo jima statue. 

Then it was off to Arlington Cemetery where the veterans watched a changing of the guard ceremony. 

But the most significant memorial was this one, The Vietnam veteran’s memorial. 

Over 58,000 names are etched in black granite. 

As these veterans return home, lines of people cheer on these heroes.