Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-10-17 08:55:05 –
Las Vegas (KTNV) —The Honorary Flight of Southern Nevada was built in honor of 18 veterans from World War II, South Korea, and the Vietnam War, returning from a three-day trip to Washington, DC. We welcome people to visit the monument.
13 Action News Anchor Kalyna Astrinos spoke with one of the veterans Joseph Whetstone before traveling all over the country.
A 20-year veteran who survived the Korean War and the end of the Vietnam War, the whetstone did not put it in the fridge with the dates of each commemorative tour every day in anticipation of the trip.
Some dates have been struck through as the pandemic delayed the journey, and Whetstone wrote the new dates below in anticipation of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“When I saw the monument and were there, they always told me. When I saw the results, I could see what was actually in front of me. They said it was pretty overwhelming. “He said.
The whetstone said he wanted to replace the memo with a photo of himself in front of the monument.
Honorary flights to southern Nevada regularly take veterans to Washington, DC to honor and thank them. The group does not charge veterans for travel.
Veterans will return to Terminal 1 at McCarran Airport at 2:45 pm.