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

World War II veterans take a group photo at the World War II Memorial. (Credit: Steve Savard/KMOV)

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.

Two Marines among the @gslhonorflight veterans in front of the Iwo Jima Memorial. #specialday pic.twitter.com/G78sc1zv3y— Steve Savard (@SteveSavardKMOV) April 26, 2016
The 22 veterans of @gslhonorflight posing for memorable photo op at WWII Memorial. #history #honor pic.twitter.com/lrFzrR6UxX— Steve Savard (@SteveSavardKMOV) April 26, 2016

"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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