River Region Prepares For Third Honor Flight This Weekend

For Honor Flight organizer Roscoe Williams the countdown is on for the third Honor Flight on Saturday. Williams is still excited, still thrilled about what's in store for those who fought and saved the world in World War Two.

"I get emotional because they get emotional," said Williams.

James Traylor traveled on the first Honor Flight about a year ago, a trip he'll never forget.

"What impressed was the gold stars memorializing the number of soldiers we lost in the war," said Traylor.

This time around 85 veterans are making the trip including a husband and wife team, partners in war and later partners in life.

"We've been looking at the book with pictures and we're really excited," said Charles Vidrine along with his wife Ercyl.

The Vidrines have been married for more than 60 years. Much like their fellow veterans, they have never seen their own memorial. A chance of a life-time in Washington, D.C.

It will be a long day for the veterans and their guardians. They will meet at the Doster Community Center in Prattville at 4:30 Saturday morning, fly out of Montgomery at 7:30 AM and land back in Montgomery at 6:30 Saturday night.

The public is invited to welcome the veterans home for a special homecoming at the Montgomery airport.