By: Chris Gilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
They put their lives on the line so that we could live in a free Country. Now decades later they're finally getting the recognition they've long deserved.
More than 80 Veterans from the Korean War and World War II went on a trip of a lifetime last Thursday.
It was the Quad Cities 21st Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
While in the Nation's Capitol they stopped at the World War II and the Korean War Memorials.
A trip this group of Veterans will never forget.
"Where do I start, I mean the changing of the guard, the World War II Memorial, Iwo Jima and seeing the flag come straight up as your driving by its almost unbelievable," Lavern Wenndt, Korean War Veteran said.
Chris Gilson went along for the emotional flight last week.
Monday on Ten at 10, Chris shares the story of another Korean War Veteran who's terminally ill and never thought he would live long enough to go on the Honor Flight.