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Photo of veterans and civilians visiting the military monuments in Washington, D.C.

Photo of veterans and civilians visiting the military monuments in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It was a meaningful day for all. On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter provided 80 World War II and Korean War Veterans an Honor Flight to the military monuments in Washington, D.C. This was the Honor Flight’s maiden voyage out of Lexington.

For many of the Veterans, this was their first and perhaps only trip to see the war memorials in their honor. One Veteran who lost his nephew in Vietnam, pencil etched his nephew’s name from the Vietnam Wall Memorial. He was tearful as he expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to pay tribute to his nephew.

Several hundred people, including the Director, Associate Director, and VA staff, met the returning flight at the Bluegrass Airport to welcome them back.