Area residents are being invited to attend a welcome home party for veterans participating in Tuesday’s Veterans Honor Flight.

The veterans will attend the nation’s capitol today to visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifice.

People will congregate at Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois in Marion this evening to welcome home the veterans.

Buses will transport those wishing to attend the reception at Sam’s Club, Cornerstone Church and Community of Faith Church beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing every 15 minutes throughout the event.