MIAMI (CBSMiami) — CBS4 News would like you to join us on a touching tribute to veterans of World War II and the Korean War. We recently traveled with dozens of local veterans who took part in an Honor Flight South Florida, a trip to Washington, D.C. where veterans visit and reflect at the memorials built in their honor.READ MORE: South Florida Man Accused Of Setting Wife On Fire, Hitting Her With His Car
Our cameras were there as dozens of heroes, aging men and women, who served this country were treated like VIPs for one day earlier this month.
It was a simple mission, executed with the kind of precision the US military is famous for, except Honor Flight is a civilian-run operation that transports World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, DC free of charge.READ MORE: Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market Vendors: 'We have to leave like dogs'
The veterans received VIP treatment at Arlington National Cemetery, and other memorials that brought back a flood of memories.
Honor Flight is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure.
Click here if you’d like to take part in the next Honor Flight South Florida later this year.MORE NEWS: Taste Of The Town: Ball And Chain Serving Up Cuban Classics With A Side OF Salsa Music For 8 Decades