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Virgil Coleman (left), a Frankfort resident and Korean War veteran, hugs his daughter Karen April 13 after returning home from his day trip to Washington D.C. through Honor Flight Chicago. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Virgil Coleman smiles after returning home from Washington D.C. and seeing the Korean War Veterans Memorial and other monuments.
Mike Orenic (middle) directs the Frankfort Brass Band as it plays tunes to welcome home soldiers from their trip through Honor Flight Chicago.
Jessie Molloy, Freelance Reporter
1:13 pm CDT April 19, 2016

Frankfort resident Virgil Coleman recently joined the first group of Korean War veterans to take part in the Honor Flight Chicago program.
The Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit that has 130 flight hubs located in 44 states including Honor Flight Chicago, aims to honor veterans of American wars by flying them to Washington, D.C. for a day to view the monument dedicated to the war in which they served. The organization does not charge veterans for the trips, which founder Earl Morse officially began hosting in 2005 for World War II veterans.