Published: Nov 08, 2013 6:48 PM EST

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- In about 12 hours, veterans from our area will board a flight to Washington DC for Collier County's inaugural Honor Flight.

The chapter was established this past September. Organizers have been working to make this trip by Veterans Day. Now, that's a reality.

WINK News reporter Rachel Spangenthal will be on that flight with them. She sat down with one veteran, who said he feels honored to make the trip.