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The American Airpower Museum and Honor Flight Long Island honor the men and women who served during World War II.

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“For me I was only 18 when I was in service. I was before the war. Sometimes I try to sit back and think about what happened,” says Vincent DePlo, an Air Force veteran.

In October, Honor Flight Long Island launched a Washington, DC . Took 9 veterans to visit Arlington National Cemetery outside

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On Saturday, those same veterans were reunited and recognized for their service at the Southampton Museum.

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For some veterans, it was an emotional time as they reflected on their time in the military as well as remembered the brave men and women who did not make it home.

“We were young when we went to war. We fought for our country … and we did what we could and we’re happy to be back,” says Deplo.

“This generation was finally allowed to start talking about their service experience because they never did. Many families and grandchildren now hear stories they never knew about and things that happened during this WWII era. Bill Jones says President Honor Flight Long Island.