D-Day survivors in South Florida depart on Honor Flight

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Philip Schorr lived to talk about World War II and knows that survival wasn't a guarantee.

"I was lucky enough to survive, I was wounded twice," he says.

He and dozens of other World War II survivors are on an Honor Flight.

All of them are survivors of D-Day.

On June 6th 1944, Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.

It is considered one of the most important days in U.S. history but also one of the deadliest.

The survivors who left for Washington D.C. Thursday morning were picked to pay tribute 70-years later.

"Honor the boys that were fallen, this is just a great honor," says D-Day survivor Bertram Grossman.

For the next three days the group will visit Washington D.C. and the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia.

The veterans say it's important this group is together considering how many World War II veterans are passing away.

"The numbers are dwindling daily and rapidly," Schorr said. "So make the most of it."

The group returns from their Honor Flight Saturday night at 8:15.

The public is invited to welcome them home.

 

 

 

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