GOOD NEWS 'An Amazing Day': All-Female Honor Flight Arrives in Nation's Capital to Cheers
The first-ever all-female Honor Flight landed in Washington, D.C. on Monday to a crowd of cheering supporters.
The Nebraska Female Veterans Flight took off from Omaha and landed a few hours later at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
An honor flight is organized to transport military veterans to the nation's capital to see the memorials of the wars in which they fought.
Navy Rear Admiral Linnea Sommer-Weddington was among the more than 130 veterans on the flight, and said Wednesday on Fox & Friends First that the plane's pilots and flight attendants were also women.
She said she sat next to a 95-year-old nurse and learned about why she decided to join the Army.
"As well as meeting doctors, truck drivers, there was such a variety of jobs that the women do and have done in these war zones," she said.
Monday's flight included veterans who served in many different wars, including the Korean War, Vietnam War, and World War II.
"It was just an amazing, amazing day to hear all their stories as well as to watch them experience having the day in D.C.," Sommer-Weddington said.
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She added that the group was thanked by people at every stop along their monument tour in the nation's capital.
"They couldn't thank us enough."
Sommer-Weddington served in Afghanistan for 10 months between 2012 and 2013, and is currently the information technology director at U.S. Strategic Command in Nebraska.