PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Veterans have taken off for the 2022 Greater Peoria Honor Flight, and our own Shelbey Roberts is in Washington, D.C. with them to capture the moment.

Check out Shelbey’s tweets and videos from the event below!

Live from the bus!

Live at the air force memorial in Washington, D.C.

Veterans wrap up their day and prepare to head back to Peoria.

So much history here at the National Mall and the #GreaterPeoriaHonorFlight veterans are taking it all in! @WMBDNews

Originally tweeted by Shelbey S. Roberts (@ShelbeyRoberts) on April 28, 2022.

Vietnam Wall tributes #GreaterPeoriaHonorFlight @WMBDNews

Originally tweeted by Shelbey S. Roberts (@ShelbeyRoberts) on April 28, 2022.

Central Illinois veterans look to find their loved ones’ names on the Vietnam Wall, honoring those who died in service #GreaterPeoriaHonorFlight

Originally tweeted by Shelbey S. Roberts (@ShelbeyRoberts) on April 28, 2022.

We’ve made it to the World War II Memorial for a picture of all 76 veterans and their guardians #GreaterPeoriaHonorFlight @WMBDNews

Originally tweeted by Shelbey S. Roberts (@ShelbeyRoberts) on April 28, 2022.

Changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier #GreaterPeoriaHonorFlight @WMBDNews

Originally tweeted by Shelbey S. Roberts (@ShelbeyRoberts) on April 28, 2022.

Smile big! These veterans are taking in the grand welcome at Reagan National Airport #GreaterPeoriaHonorFlight @WMBDNews

Originally tweeted by Shelbey S. Roberts (@ShelbeyRoberts) on April 28, 2022.

This is how these American heroes are being welcomed at Reagan National Airport! The entire terminal is showing the veterans their support #GreaterPeoriaHonorFlight @WMBDNews

Originally tweeted by Shelbey S. Roberts (@ShelbeyRoberts) on April 28, 2022.

What a welcome! We landed in Washington, D.C. for the #GreaterPeoriaHonorFlight 🇺🇸💙❤️💙

Originally tweeted by Shelbey S. Roberts (@ShelbeyRoberts) on April 28, 2022.

Veteran Jim Herrman receives a patriotic quilt before the #GreaterPeoriaHonorFlight. Here’s the story behind it:

Originally tweeted by Shelbey S. Roberts (@ShelbeyRoberts) on April 28, 2022.

A violinist plays the Star Spangled Banner to get the morning going! 🎻🇺🇸#GreaterPeoriaHonorFlight @WMBDNews

Originally tweeted by Shelbey S. Roberts (@ShelbeyRoberts) on April 28, 2022.

The #GreaterPeoriaHonorFlight is getting ready to take off for Washington, D.C. for the first time in 2.5 years! 🇺🇸 These 76 veterans and their guardians will be visiting memorials in their honor! @WMBDNews will be along for the journey! ❤️💙❤️

Originally tweeted by Shelbey S. Roberts (@ShelbeyRoberts) on April 28, 2022.