The sacrifices made by the soldiers who fought in World War II often go beyond life and limb. Many put their futures on the line as they dropped out of school to fight the enemy. Milford, Utah recognized a need to honor that sacrifice.
Most stories about war veterans hit on similar themes: facing danger, dodging death or losing friends. But the Utah Honor Flight believes all veterans had a part to play, whether they served overseas and saw combat, or served at home.
It's a day some have been awaiting for over 70 years, and one they won't soon forget. 50 veterans from Utah are in our nation's capital with the Utah Honor Flight, on a free trip to see the memorials built in their honor.
For many, it's a trip they've awaited for over 70 years. Fifty veterans from across Utah are in the Washington, D.C., area as part of the Utah Honor Flight on a free trip to see the memorials built in their honor.
Much of the aviation glory of WWII goes to the bomber and fighter pilots. But, there's a group of aviators who also put their lives on the line for victory. The story of a Lehi man's experiences shows there were no insignificant roles.
During the past year, Utah Honor Flight flew nearly 500 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., thanks to the generosity of Utahns. Thursday, KSL-TV and the Honor Flight organization are asking for your support again.
Fifty-three veterans with the Utah Honor Flight were home Sunday after a free trip to Washington to see their memorials. One stop was new on the itinerary this time: the Navy Memorial, where they were treated to a special performance.
Dale Workman is one of 53 veterans to take a free trip to visit the WWII Memorial, thanks to the Utah Honor Flight. Only completed about 11 years ago, this memorial came too late for the vast majority of those who served.