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Honor Flight Savannah takes 31 Veterans to D.C.

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Honor Flight Savannah is taking 31 WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington, D.C., on an all expense paid trip to visit their war memorials.

"I am very excited; I could not sleep last night. I really enjoy it. I was joking with the guys, but that is my nature I like to have fun," said Michael Piscitello, who served in the Korean War.

Friday morning the Veterans, along with current military members, spent time sharing stories and advice.

"It is a unique experience, these younger guys get some neat perspective from men that served 50-60 years ago," said Ed Wexler, the Chairman of Honor Flight Savannah.

The chartered bus departed Friday morning at 9 a.m. from the Air National Guard Base on Dean Forest Road.

They will visit the War Memorials, as well as Arlington Cemetery, and tour the city.

"I am just ready to go, I am so excited. I am taking my camera so I can video all the places we go," said Don Blair, who was stationed in Germany in 1951.

"When you see the names of some of those guys that didn't make it, those are our heroes, not us; the heroes did not come back," said Jim Vaughan, fighting back tears. Vaughan is the Chatham County Veteran of the Year.

Honor Flight Savannah is a non-profit organization that depends on community donations to provide these trips for our Veterans.

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