Pressure : 29.83 in
Dewpoint : 61.0 °
Wind : South
Final Heartland Honor Flight landed Friday
The final Heartland Honor Flight landed in Omaha Friday night.
It marks the end of a year–long project that brought about 1500 Nebraska veterans to Washington D.C. to see the World War II Memorial.
The flights give these veterans a chance they may otherwise not get – to see the memorial dedicated to them.
It was one way the country said "thank you" to what's been called "the greatest generation."
And the efforts have "not" gone unnoticed by the veterans.
“It's fantastic. It's fantastic. To have people come up when I'm wearing a legion cap and say thanks for your service, that means so much, so much to us,” said Charlie Wilcox, an Aurora veteran.
“I've got more "thank yous" in the last couple of years than I got the fifty years before. Before then, people just kind of ignored it,” said Tom Sherman, a Marquette veteran.
Tom Sherman has written a book about his experiences in World War Two, "Seek, Strike and Destroy."
We will hear more from the Nebraska veterans aboard the Heartland Honor Flight throughout the week here on NEWS 5.
Original Airdate: 4/25/09
KHASTV on Facebook