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Honor flight returns with memories

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Saturday was an exciting day for some area veterans. The Honor Flight took World War II veterans to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Veteran Jim Reasner described how many people were there to greet them in Washington D.C., "Veterans clubs, churches, mothers and kids. I shook hands with more little kids, you know what an experience for them. It's pretty fantastic."

Veteran Francis Misgen said, "It's an honor to a veteran to have people honor you, it's really an honor."

It was a day dedicated to our World War II veterans with a trip to our nations capital. The Honor Flight gave them an opportunity to meet with fellow comrades from surrounding states and a chance to see many of the memorials, including the World War II memorial dedicated to them in 2004.

"The country did themselves proud with the WWII monument," says Veteran Joseph Fennie.

Reasner described the memorial saying,"It's unbelievable and the bronze and the castings, they didn't skip on anything, it is wonderful."

Something they had waited to see for years, and a memory that will stay with them forever.

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