Some West Alabama veterans who served in World War

first_imgSome West Alabama veterans who served in World War II, the Vietnam and Korean wars got the trip of a lifetime earlier this week: a trip to Washington, D.C., on the ninth annual Honor Flight offered by the Tuscaloosa Rotary Club.The Honor Flights offer a one-day trip to D.C. so veterans can see the monuments erected in their honor, along with more of our nation’s memorials in person.While in Washington, the men and women and their plus-ones got the full experience everywhere they went, with motorcades, constant thank-you’s and hugs.WVUA 23 Reporter Chelsea Barton and Photojournalist Keith Dobbins took the flight with those veterans, spending the day documenting their trip, along with just a few of those people who were invited to attend.Nearly 100 West Alabama veterans took the trip, with their spouses, siblings or friends, but a few paid tribute to one of the most precious relationships out there: their grandchildren.“It’s super meaningful to, you know, be able to do this with your grandchild,” said Vietnam veteran Bill Byrd.Several children who went on the trip with their grandparents said it will be a day they’ll never forget.last_img

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