Veterans of World War II and the Korean War arriving in Washington, D.C., via the Honor Flight from Tuscaloosa were greeted by a familiar face. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby met them at the World War II Memorial on Wednesday
“Today, I had the honor of meeting with and paying tribute to World War II and Korean War veterans from Tuscaloosa participating in their Honor Flight,” Shelby said. “This experience was both humbling and exciting, as these Alabama veterans had the opportunity to view the national memorials dedicated to their selfless service to our country. The valor and patriotism of our service members must never be forgotten nor taken for granted.”
The Honor Flight helps veterans from across the country visit Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built in their honor. Flights are funded by donations from organizations and individuals. This particular trip was funded by the the Tuscaloosa Rotary Club, which has previously taken 423 veterans to the nation’s capital.