Honor Flight: 'It’s just a wonderful thing to see. Brings tears to my eyes'

Veterans on the South Willamette Valley Honor Flight visited their memorials in Washington DC on Saturday.

WASHINGTON D.C. - Veterans on the South Willamette Valley Honor Flight visited their memorials in Washington DC on Saturday.

The day started at the World War II Memorial on the national mall.

Only four of the 45 veterans from Oregon on this trip served in World War II. Ed Roberts, Frank Frisk, Chet Danforth and Gil Helvie posed for a picture in front of the Wall of Stars.

For this group, it was a very special day.

“It’s just so wonderful," said Roberts. "It’s breathtaking, absolutely so beautiful. It’s just a wonderful thing to see. Brings tears to my eyes.”

“I’ve never been so honored in my life as it has been with the people here and how grateful they are and how much we are appreciate it," said Frisk.

Everywhere these honor flight veterans have gone here in Washington, they have been cheered and thanked for their service.

Their trip to our nation’s capital continues on Sunday before they head for home.

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