'Been waiting years and years for this': Honor Flight takes local veterans to D.C.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Veterans from the southern Willamette Valley arrived in Portland on Thursday night, the first leg of their trip with Honor Flight to our nation's capital.
There are 45 local veterans on the South Willamette Valley Honor Flight trip.
The trip doesn't cost the veterans dime. The organization raises money to send veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials erected in honor of their service.
"Been waiting years and years for this," said Hal Lindsley, a World War II veteran. "Guess being with other veterans and being able to share stories and being with people that care and it has to be very important to me."
Lindsley served in the 6th infantry division. "We were in the south part of Korea below the 38th parallel and we were in a little town called Poon Song, Korea, and we were taking care of the air base there."
The veterans will head for bed early Thursday: they take off for Washington in the morning.
You can watch them arrived in D.C. #LiveOnKVAL at 2:45 p.m. Friday.