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Honor Flight Savannah takes Veterans to see D.C. Memorials


Honor Flight Savannah took 31 Veterans to Washington D.C. Friday morning so they can view the War Memorials. All of the Veterans served in either WWII, Korea or Vietnam.

For many of the Veterans, they will be seeing these memorials for the first time. 

"I have never seen any of them. I was stationed up there in 51' and 52' but they built them all after I left so I really am looking forward to going up there," said William Shurling, Korean War Veteran. 

For several of the Veterans, they say this will be an emotional trip. 

"I have about 12 friends that I want to go look up at the Vietnam Memorial. That will be very important for me to go say hello to those guys," said Phil Phillips, retired Korean and Vietnam Veteran. 

Mitch Mitchell fought in all three wars. 

"As the years go by you miss them, you really run out of friends because they are gone," said Mitchell. 

Current military personnel get to meet with the Veterans and share stories. 

"We talk all the time about history because what those before us have given us, not only capabilities, but is reputation and what we have been able to accomplish," said Major General Mike Murray, Commanding General of the Third Infantry Division. 

The group will arrive in Washington D.C. Friday evening.

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