Honor Flight Sends 160 People to Washington D.C.

160 Quad Citians flew to Washington D.C. Thursday, Aug. 29th. It was the 24th Quad City Honor Flight.

Wold War Two veteran Morris Degeeter is 95 years old. He had never seen the World War II Memorial.

“I’m thankful, real thankful,” Morris said. “I hope it hits home to people.”

Morris served in the Navy for the duration of the war. His nephew and guardian Mike is a Vietnam Vet who went on the trip too. He also had never seen the memorial dedicated to his service, the Vietnam Wall.

“When you think of this, you think of 58,000 people,” Mike said in reference to the number of Americans that died. “But when you see all these names up here, it kind of makes it more realistic.”

Another family duo who made the trip on Aug. 29th was the West family out of Knoxville, Ill. Robert was a World War II vet who fought in Iwo Jima. His son Richard is a Vietnam Vet who served in the Marines.

To sign up for an honor flight, click here. There are just two more honor flight trips this year. Both of them are in October.

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