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Husband and wife vets visit WWII Memorial together
Most of the veterans on this week's final Heartland Honor Flights said good–bye to their wives before flying off to see the World War Two Memorial in Washington D.C.
Not Charles Hauptman, though. His wife Ruby of 63 years was right beside him because she is a veteran too. The two Lincoln natives met in California while serving in the Navy.
Charles landed on the beaches of Normandy during the first hour of D–Day.
Ruby served as an operator for a large Navy switchboard. Both agree the World War II Memorial is a great thank you to the war's veterans.
“It is impressive. Back when things were important like this I believe more than it is today really. I do not think people care about things like this as much in my opinion as they did back in our time,” said Charles.
“I think this is important for the benefit of the younger generation, to really know and see and understand some of our history from that era,” said Ruby.
Charles and Ruby were two of almost 800 veterans who made the final two honor flights to D.C. this week.
Monday night at 10:00 we will hear about veteran who was NOT on the trip, and how his family was able to honor him anyway.
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