Volunteers sort mail ahead of this weekend’s Honor Flight

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Dozens of veterans and their families will leave the Tri-State and fly to Washington DC for the next Honor Flight this weekend.

And today the support team is sorting the mail.

As the vets of World War II, Korea and Vietnam head home Saturday evening, after a whirlwind day in our nation’s capital, they’ll open letters and thank you cards.

It’s a special moment as the veterans relive the feeling of opening mail from loved ones back during the war.

The mail call features thank you cards, coloring sheets and letters.

“In some cases, you’ll see tears in their eyes. You might even see a little quiver in their lip. They get very emotional. Whether its family or just strangers saying thank you.”

Toyota volunteers helped sort the mail Wednesday. The company donated $50,000 to pay for the entire flight.

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(This story was originally published on October 2, 2019)

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