Bowling Green area veterans visit WWII Memorial

Published: Jun. 6, 2018 at 4:22 PM EDT
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More than 60 World War II veterans saw the memorial built in their honor in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, the veterans from parts of Kentucky and southern Indiana traveled with Honor Flight Bluegrass to see a number of memorials and attractions in the nation's capitol.

Bowling Green's Minor Hall shook hands with Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and says he was overwhelmed by all the appreciation shown toward the group.

Hall said, “It made me glad I come. I didn’t want to come, but when we got to DC -- it changed my mind.”

The veterans left this wreath in front of a wall of gold stars at the memorial. The wall honors the more than 400,000 Americans who died in WWII, or who are still missing.

Marion Webb, from Allen County in Kentucky said, “If it wasn’t for the 400,000 that gave their lives, and the ones that are here today, and others – we’d either be speaking Japanese or German today.”

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