29 May '12, 1pm

Soldiers of today visit with the veterans of yesterday

Soldiers of today visit with the veterans of yesterday

FORT STEWART, Ga. (May 29, 2012) -- Twenty-one Veterans from WWII and the Korean Conflict came together May 18, at the 165th Airlift Wing, part of the Air National Guard in Savannah, Ga., to travel to Washington, D.C., to view the monuments that were created on behalf of their heroic actions. The event is called Honor Flight, which exists all around the United States for the sole purpose of providing the opportunity to visit these memorials at no cost to the Veteran. Honor Flight is funded by private and corporate donations they raise each year. "We make ourselves known in the community by going to various civic organizations," said retired Air Force colonel, Ed Wexler, vice president of the Board of Directors of Honor Flight. "No donation is too small or too great for our effort." The Veterans do not go alone to Washington, D.C. They are accompanied by a group of voluntee...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/80553/

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