Local WWII Vets Visiting War Memorial in D.C.

POSTED BY: WHIZ Reporter
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 04:00 PM
Local WWII Vets Visiting War Memorial in D.C.

Two World War II Veterans are being honored by a national organization with a trip to visit their war memorial in the nation's capital.

Ray Harper and Bill Kostelnik were selected by the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization, to fly out to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial.

This trip will not only be the 86-year-old Harper's first time on an airplane, but also to the nation's capital.

"We're going to see the World War II Memorial... and Iwo Jima and we're going to see the Changing of the Guards," said Harper.

The 87-year-old Kostelnik said he has been to the capital before, but never had the chance to see the World War II Memorial.

"I'm excited about seeing it, They tell me the World War II monument is one of the nicest ones up there," said Kostelnik

The Honor Flight Network sends senior citizen and terminally-ill veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their respective war memorials.


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