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Veterans Visit Washington D.C. Memorials During Honor Flight

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Some American heroes got the opportunity of a lifetime Saturday; a special trip to the nation's capital.

Veterans from World War II and the Korean War got to be a part of the honor flight.

It's a one day trip where veterans are flown from Tri-State Airport to Washington, D.C. to see their memorials.

For many, this may be the only chance they get to see monuments dedicated to those who fought for our country's freedom.

One veteran says it was a emotional day that he will never forget.

"There was hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that's just everywhere. All ranks of people from the smallest to the greatest. I had to tear up a little bit there too because it was so fantastic," Winslow Terry, a WWII veteran said. "I enjoyed it tremendously, and I want to thank the society that paid for it. It meant a lot to a lot of veterans."

The Honor Flight Network has been around since 2005. For more information check out http://www.honorflight.org/about/


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