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Vets return from visit to WWII memorial

Triangle veterans of World War II and other wars took the journey of a lifetime on Tuesday to the visit memorials built in their honor in Washington D.C.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Triangle veterans of World War II and other wars took the journey of a lifetime on Tuesday to the visit memorials built in their honor in Washington D.C.

The day-long trips are sponsored by the nonprofit Triangle Flight of Honor and paid for by donations. WRAL viewers donated more than $56,000 last month for this and other flights.

“It’s almost breathtaking to see it because you have heard of it for several years now and I was wondering if I’d ever get to see it,” WWII nurse cadet Elizabeth “Polly” Maxwell said during Wednesday’s trip.

After a full day in the nation's capital, the vets and their guides returned to a heroes' welcome at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. 

 

 

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