FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – 102 Purple Heart Recipients were honored Monday by participating in the Honor Flight to Washington DC.

The flight returned to Fort Wayne around 10:20 Monday night and veterans arrived at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum for a community welcome close to 11:30.

WANE 15 covered the event all day and community involvement was encouraged. The veterans and their guardians began the day at 4 in the morning.

Here are some photos and videos of the festivities so far;