WWII veterans watch movie of Honor Flight air trip to DC

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - World War II veterans attended a movie showing of their trip to the nation's capitol to view their monument, as part of the national Honor Flight network Saturday.

More than a hundred people showed up to the Port St. Lucie Community Center to watch the moving video.

You can see the dozens of veterans there, wearing their red Honor Flight caps.

The Honor Flight network is a service that provided a free trip to these vets to see the WWII monument in the nation's Capitol.

For many of these veterans, it was their first time to visit the World War II monument in Washington, DC, which was created to honor their services and their comrades who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Honor Flight committee member Joyce Beck said, since the country is losing hundreds of veterans every day, it's important to honor these heroes.

 "When they came back from World War II, they came back at all different times, nobody really knew when they were going to arrive, there was no fanfare for them. This gives them the welcome back that they never had," said Beck.

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