A group of local veterans are on their way home after visiting the nation's’ capital. A group with the Elks Alabama Freedom Flight made their way to Washington D.C. today. The men and women left around 3 o’clock this morning and will be arriving home at the Oxford Civic Center within the next few hours.
Before the trip many of the veterans said they were looking forward to seeing monuments and memorials with the names of friends and family who did not make it home. The veterans will be welcomed at the airport by Governor Kay Ivey, Congressman Mike Rogers and Senator Doug Jones. The group took charter buses from the Oxford Civic Center to the Birmingham airport with a police escort.