Honor Flight: 'I've waited 50 years for that'
DENVER - Veterans on the South Willamette Valley Honor Flight received a hero's welcome when they changed planes in Denver on Friday en route from Portland to Washington, D.C.
The crowd cheered as each veteran left the plane. | Watch a video
After being saluted, hugged, kissed and thanked, Lowell Cooper of Eugene said, "I've waited 50 years for that."
This weekend, 46 veterans - survivors of World War II and the Korean conflict - will for the first time visit their memorials in Washington, D.C.
Joining them on their journey: KVAL News anchor David Walker and photographer Loren Ruark.