A whirlwind day of reflection and remembrance filled the air Tuesday as hundreds of Korean War veterans made their way from Omaha to Washington D.C. as part of biggest single-day Honor Flight on record.
While most of the local men on the trip are Korean War vets, there were a few from World War II as well. The trip included a stop at the World War II Memorial.
WOWT’s Brian Mastre, invited along for the flight, asked Marion Tabor if the visit took him back to the war years.
“Well, I've been back there for years,” he said. “It lives with you as you go through it. I was there for the invasion of Normandy.”
Hundreds were on hand to welcome the veterans home when they returned from D.C. late Tuesday night. Don Osentowski says he just couldn't believe all the support was for him and his brothers in arms.
"In 80 years, I've never experienced anything like that," Osentowski said. "It was just overwhelming. It was just great."