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St. Louis area World War II, Korean War veterans take honor flight

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World War II veterans take a group photo at the World War II Memorial. (Credit: Steve Savard/KMOV) World War II veterans take a group photo at the World War II Memorial. (Credit: Steve Savard/KMOV)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KMOV.com) -

More than two dozen local veterans traveled to Washington, D.C. Tuesday to see the memorials built in their honor. 

The St. Louis Honor Flight took off from Lambert Airport with 23 World War II veterans and two Korean War veterans from the St. Louis region. The group spent the day visiting war memorials in the nation's capitol and reflecting on their service.

 "The Honor Flight.. it means somebody is saying thank you and that's nice," Bob Puyear, a Korean veteran, said.

News 4's Steve Savard was on the flight and captured many of the stories of the St. Louis area veterans. 

"It's an incredible experience, from the minute you land, walking through the airport, walking to all the monuments, the tomb of the unknown soldier, and then flying back for the heroes welcome," Brian Goldman, Northwest Chamber of Commerce, said.

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