March 22, 2007
Reported by: Britney Glaser
More than five decades ago, American soldiers were deployed to fight the battle in World War II. Now, as KPLC's Britney Glaser reports, there is a new program in place to honor these veterans.
Back in 2004, the World War II Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C., for a generation who's youngest member is now in their seventies. Through a program called "Louisiana Honor Air," these veterans will have a chance to view this memorial at no cost to them.
Louisiana Honor Air is an organization of local people who's mission is to provide every World War II veteran the opportunity to view their war memorial for the first time.
The first trip is planned for Saturday, May 12th. Other trips will be scheduled as needed until every World War II veteran has had the chance to go.