Apr 6, 2013 6:40 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

13 local veterans get free trip to Washington D.C. to visit a war memorials

13 local World War II Veterans are getting a free flight to Washington D.C. next week to visit a war memorial dedicated to them.

It's all thanks to the non-profit Honor Flight.

On Saturday, the organization held a luncheon for the veterans. They were able to meet each other before they take off next Friday.

The memorial they'll be visiting was created back in 2004, but for most of them, this is the first time they're seeing it.

"It brings closure to them. It lets them know that their friends that are still overseas and never returned home will never be forgotten. It lets them know that America still remembers these people," said Greg Mcgill, the San Luis Obispo Honor Flight Representative.

"It's nice for World War II Veterans to still be alive and get this trip, and it's a great trip put on by Greg, and all of us are going free. It's donations which are taking us there, which is really impressive and really nice," said Leo Dumouchelle, a Veteran going on the trip.

Honor Flight is always in need of donations.

If you'd like to make a donation, click here, and make a note that the donation is for San Luis Obispo County flights.



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