Veterans travel to Washington, D.C., memorials

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Honor Flight Arizona helped veterans get to Washington, D.C., last week for a three-day trip to see the National World War II Memorial.

Many of them haven't have the opportunity to visit it since its opening in 2004.

"These are veterans that fought during World War II and they've covered the world," said Susan Howe of Honor Flight Arizona. "When you go around and talk to them all, you'll hear the stories about being in the Pacific, the Atlantic, Europe, Italy, Africa."

Honor Flight Arizona works all year to plan and execute eight to 10 trips to the memorials in Washington, D.C.

"Not only do we pay for it [by donation], we also make sure that they have wheelchairs, that they have oxygen, that they have everything they need to be able to travel with us," Howe said.

For more information, visit www.honorflightarizona.com.