Varied Group to Attend Honor Flight

Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- Eighty-eight WWII servicemen are about to make a trip to our nation's capital to see the monument built in their honor.

It's all a part of the Honor Flight program to say thank-you to the men and women who served in the biggest war in history.

While we can't tell you the names of the individuals for privacy reasons, we can tell you that they are a varied group.

Ranging in ages between 80 and 96 the group is made up of every branch of the military.

They are U.S. Generals, prisoners of war, Purple Heart recipients and Bronze Star recipients among others.

Some fought in the Battle of the Bulge, others in D-Day and one was even a messenger for General George S. Patton.

And they are coming from miles around.

Prattville, Montgomery, Alexander City, Greenville, Birmingham, Wetumpka and other places will have soldiers representing their hometowns on the trip.

The flight will take off on Saturday morning for Washington, D.C. where the veterans will take a tour of the official World War II Memorial.

When they return at 7p.m. the public is invited to welcome them home.