This year marks the 10 year anniversary of Rochester's Honor Flight and in that time the organization has flown thousands of local veterans to see the memorials honoring fallen comrades.

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of Rochester's Honor Flight and in that time the organization has flown thousands of local veterans to see the memorials honoring fallen comrades.

"This is marvelous I couldn't ask for more for a better thing," said Korean War Veteran, Bruce Nye.

Sunday marked the last Honor Flight of the year and the warm celebration was filled with cheers and waves of gratitude for men and women who sacrificed for our freedom. Those service members involved embraced every second of it.

Dick Chapman an army veteran told News10NBC, "it was overwhelming I almost cried I just couldn't believe what I saw coming down that aisle."

For many veterans, it's a long overdue welcome home that was never received.

"In Korea and Vietnam and all small wars we didn't have anything like this but the honor people make it all worth while and feel alive it was very enjoyable," said Chapman.

Honor Flight first took off in 2004 with the branch in Rochester launching four years later. In that time, more than 180,000 veterans have experienced what the organization has to offer.

If you or a loved one are interested in signing up for the next Honor Flight you can click the link to apply.