Veterans of the second World War are less than 12 hours away from leaving on the trip of a lifetime.
Nearly 100 veterans and 55 guardians will leave for Washington D.C. on Monday morning as part of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, in which they will tour the memorials in our nation's capital.
The veterans met with their guardians on Sunday and were treated to dinner and World War II entertainment.
But the excitement for the veterans takes place on Monday.
"This is the first time they've ever been thanked for what they did in World War II to preserve our freedom, so this is a very, very special day to them. Many family members tell us from past flights, they've never heard their loved one talk about the World War II experience before this and now they won't stop talking about it," Pat Puyleart of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight said.
Anyone who served in World War II from December of 1941 through December of 1945 is eligible for the flight, regardless of if they served in combat or have current health issues.
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