WWII Vets Prepare for Take Off

Area World War II veterans are preparing to head to the nation's capital to see the monument built in their honor.

It's all a part of Wiregrass Honor Flight.

The program flies World War II vets from the Wiregrass to Washington D.C. for a day, free of charge.

They check out landmarks like the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery.

Saturday, the veterans and their guardians went through orientation and asked any last minute questions.

There are two upcoming honor flights: one next Saturday and another following Saturday.

“Well I’m pretty excited about that, I’ve never been to Washington. Well I’ve never seen it before and I’ve just been wondering about it ever since they built it,” says WWII veteran Clay McDonald.

There are still a couple of seats left for veterans hoping to go on the honor flight.

If you are veteran and would like to go, just call 774-0961.

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