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: Miami GP To Join F1 Calendar From 2022 In 10-Year Deal
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: COVID In Florida: 6,834 New Cases, 35 Deaths Reported On Sunday
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: Some Studies Suggest Wearing Mask For COVID May Be Playing Role In Alleviating Allergy Symptoms