The veterans non-profit organization, Honor Flight, held an open house yesterday for more than 800 people to gather and reminisce.
The organization, which regularly flies WWII veterans to DC to visit the WWII memorial, was founded in 2005. That year, they sent 137 veterans on the trip. Honor Flight has enjoyed so much support from the public, as well as widespread publicity, and last year they sent 18,000 veterans on the journey to see the memorial.
The event gave veterans who have been on an Honor Flight a chance to meet each other and reminisce about their WWII experiences. They also enjoyed a ceremony which included members of the Springfield Air National Guard Base.
Learn more about the Honor Flight Network.