By Geena Martinez
MIDLAND - After months of planning and fundraising, dozens of veterans will take off on the first-ever Permian Basin Honor Flight Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday, those veterans were treated to a dinner at a send-off rally.
For many of these veterans, this trip will mark their first time in the nation's capitol.
"They're all very excited to go and we'll be ready in the morning," Jack Barnes, the Honor Flight Director, said.
After almost a year in the works, the Permian Basin Honor Flight is headed for Washington D.C.
"Odessa-Midland is the only city in the state of Texas that has not flown an honor flight," Barnes said. "With that in mind, we gotta do our part here in the Permian Basin and they're gonna do it," Barnes said.