DFW veterans make special trip to Washington D.C. to see war memorials

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More than 40 veterans flew out of Love Field early Friday morning for a special trip to see war memorials in Washington D.C.

The non-profit organization Honor Flight DFW is taking the veterans on the all-expense paid trip.

Most of the veterans going served in the Korean War. Others served in World War II and the Vietnam War. Two of the veterans are 100 years old.

“I feel quite honored to go on the flight,” said Jim Conrad, who served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. “During Vietnam, people didn’t welcome the troops back very much and to do something like this means a lot to us.”

“It’s very special the comradery of joining together, being together with members of other branches of service. It’s like a reunion so to speak,” said Lynn Thrash, who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. “Maybe we don’t meet anybody we know but we’re all together and we feel a closeness between all of our group.”

The veterans will return home to North Texas late Saturday after visiting the WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Marine, Navy and Air Force memorials, as well as Arlington Cemetery.

LINK: www.honorflightdfw.org