MARION, Ill. (Gray TV) - Veterans who served our country remember those who didn’t come home.
Tuesday, 85 veterans from the Southern Illinois area traveled to the nation’s capital to view several memorials.
Bryan Questelle, from the Honor Flight of Southern Illinois, said this day means alot.
“This is an important day for these veterans," Questelle said. "To have the emotion they need, see the memorials, relive it if they need to and share that with family members and other veterans that are with us.”
The group was met at the World War II Memorial by Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL).
World War II veteran Jack Tripp said the flight was a positive event.
“I think it’s a good thing,” Tripp said. "Really a good deal.”
Tripp was approached by people at the WWII Memorial who shook his hand and expressed their gratitude.
He was one of ten WWII veterans on the honor flight.
The honor flight is scheduled to return to Marion, Illinois Tuesday evening.