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Nearly 80 leave for D.C. Honor Flight on D-Day anniversary

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Eugene Williams found out about the Honor Flight from a customer while he was working at the Turfland Chick-fil-A.
And with a little help signing up from that customer, Williams joins nearly 80 other Korean War and World War 2 veterans on this latest Honor Flight bound for Washington D.C.

"Never have been to D.C. This is my first trip," said Williams, who is an Army veteran who served from 1948 to 1952.

When asked what he was looking forward to on the trip, Williams said, "I had a half-brother killed in Korea, so I'm looking forward, I hope we get to see his name on the thing, the monument."

And on this day, the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, some of the men who were there are transported back through emotional memories.

"I was on Normandy beach on Omaha," said Edgar 'Owen' Edwards, a Navy veteran.

Edwards, who is also traveling to Washington D.C. for the first time said, "Memory still lies today. Almost as vividly as they were that day."

But all are thankful, whether it's the first trip, or one of many, that they have the opportunity to spend the day in the Capital of the country they fought for all those years ago.

"Even though I do not know these men by name, and the ladies, it's still something that is beyond description," said Edwards.

The director of the event said the flight will be returning to Bluegrass airport at 7:50 p.m.
And he encourages folks to come out and support the veterans as they return from the very memorable trip.


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