Honor Flight returns to cheering crowd (Updated 8:30 p.m.)

The third Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight arrived just now at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport to the applause and cheers from several thousand of well-wishers waving signs and American flags.

The crowd formed two lines along the concourse and the veterans are being escorted past them.

See their story and photos at sunherald.com and in Wednesday’s Sun Herald.