WASHINGTON - Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has brought veterans of the nation’s wars to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials.
But today, for their 98th flight, they did something unique – a mission to bring women veterans to the nation’s capital.
Dubbed "Operation Her-Story" – the mission was to bring women veterans from around the country to the District.
One of the oldest was 99-year-old World War II veteran Bette Horstman. She says she doesn’t think enough people know about women veterans.
"I don’t think so - I don’t think it’s been popularized that women really did contribute and serve the services in all of the conflicts," said Horstman.
Wednesday was a whirlwind day for the 93 women veterans. They flew from Chicago to Dulles in the morning, where they received a heroes’ welcome.
And they’ll fly back to the Windy City tonight.
In the past 16 years, Honor Flight has brought more than 225,000 veterans to the nation’s capital.