Army Veteran on Eastern Iowa Honor Flight today turns 99

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - More than 90 veterans are took off from the Eastern Iowa Airport this morning for the last Honor Flight of this year. Today's flight includes one Eastern Iowa World War II veteran celebrating his 99th birthday.

Our news partners at KCRG-TV9 report Army veteran Lemoyne Hucke is celebrating by going on the honor flight today and will visit a number of monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C., including the World War II memorial and the Vietnam Wall.

The flight is scheduled to return to Cedar Rapids at 8:15 p.m. tonight and the community is welcome to greet the veterans as they return.

Parking is free, and spots fill up quickly.