GREENVILLE - NortheastWisconsin’s Old Glory Honor Flight took off fromOutagamie County Regional Airport Thursday morning with 99 WorldWar II veterans headed to Washington, D.C.
This is the second flight and the first of 2010 to bring localveterans to see the NationalWorld War II Memorial. For most, if not all, it is their firstopportunity to see the memorial, which opened in 2004. For theveterans the trip is paid for through donations to the Old GloryHonor Flight program.
When the veterans landed at Washington Dulles InternationalAirport, a local honor flight group greeted them. There were lotsof hugs and tears as the veterans were thanked for their service.Veterans said they were surprised by the greeting.
The veterans then went to see the memorial. Click the "Photo"tab to the left to see a photo gallery of the veterans' visit.
FOX 11’s Mark Leland is joining the veterans to capturetheir "journey to remember." The day-long trip will include a tourof the nation’s capital and visits to the war memorials andArlington National Cemetery. Watch for Mark's report on the"journey" on Friday's FOX 11 News at Five.
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