Dan Bubon of Cedar Rapids wheels World War II veteran Bert Coleman of Marion around the World War II memorial Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Brian Ray/The Gazette)

Dan Bubon of Cedar Rapids wheels World War II veteran Bert Coleman of
Marion around the World War II memorial Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 in
Washington, DC. (Brian Ray/The Gazette)

A surprise crowd of soldiers and community members waved American flags and roared with applause as about 75 Eastern Iowa World War II veterans walked off the plane here on their way to the monument dedicated to their service.

I blogged on this last year when my dad and Uncle Jim had an opportunity to go on this same trip (Tribute, October 2008).  It left an everlasting impression on both of them. Honor Flights is most certainly worth our support. Thank you for allowing this experience for all of the WW II vets!

via gazetteonline.com

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