Heroes Flight to depart, supporters welcome

Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 23:25 - Written by Staff and Wire Reports

Two groups, making up BGC’s eighth World War II Heroes Flight, will depart for Washington, D.C., today from Tyler and Shreveport.

Those who wish to show their support and send off the veterans were invited to be at the Tyler airport for a brief 5 a.m. ceremony.

Ceremony at the Shreveport airport was set for 5:15 a.m.

In Tyler, the National Anthem was to be performed by Stevie Jo Rosenbalm, a top 20 finalist from TV’s “The Voice.”

On Saturday, the Tyler group is expected to return about 9:30 p.m., and the Shreveport group is expected about 8 p.m.