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25 Happy Faces Of WWII Veterans As They Arrive In Washington, D.C., To A Huge Cheering Crowd

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My seatmate was named Clarence.

Clarence really enjoyed the water cannon salute over the plane while we were taking off. This is an honor reserved for returning soldiers. Clarence fought in three wars and served in the military for 35 years.

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...and what the veterans didn't know was that there would be 200 cheering people waiting for them on the other side of the jetway...

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