About 90 veterans boarded a plane Saturday morning for Washington, D.C. on the 16th Freedom Honor Flight.
Veterans representing World War II, Korean and Vietnam conflicts are getting the chance to visit the memorials that were made in honor of their sacrifice to this country.
Although this is the 16th honor flight, one organizer said the smiles on the veterans faces never cease to amaze him because many of them didn't get a welcome home when they returned home from war.
“Most of them, when they finished their obligation they returned to the business or farm or whatever it might be and began their life all over again. There was no true community thank you that took place in a lot of incidences, so this way it gives us an opportunity to do just that. Thank them for their service, appreciate them and we will keep it going,” said Pat Stephens, service president for Freedom Honor Flight La Crosse.
If you would like more information about the Freedom Honor Flight in La Crosse visit freedomhonorflight.org.