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KUSA - Twenty-eight WWII veterans received a warm welcome Saturday night at Denver International Airport.

The veterans touched down at DIA at about 7 p.m. after returning from a visit to Washington, D.C.

The veterans were on a trip to historical landmarks, particularly the war memorials.

Members of the Patriot Guard Riders of Colorado, along with current and former military members, held a formal celebration welcoming back the veterans.

A flag line was formed at the escalators leading passengers to the main terminal.

Patriot Guard members escorted the veterans out of the airport.

The Patriot Guard Riders of Colorado is a national organization that often holds ceremonies and events to honor veterans.

You do not have to be a veteran to be a Patriot Guard Riders member.

To join the Patriot Guard Riders of Colorado, visit www.coloradopgr.org.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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