Sixty Nine World War II War Veterans are back home in Fresno, after a
three-day trip to see the nation's monuments in Washington D.C.
The Central Valley Honor Flight organized the trip, hoping to give them "one
more tour of honor."
They were greeted by an honorary salute.
The whole terminal was decorate in red, white, and blue.
Dora Davis, wife of a WWII Vet was eagerly waiting for her husband, who she's
been married to for 71 year.
She stuck by his side during his service in Germany in 1943.
The Fresno State Marching Band played military songs in the background.
Alex Bernal came in his U.S. Army uniform.
"This is the greatest generation, and let the country never forget that," he
Veterans joined servicemen and women from the US Army and Navy.
Finally, fire trucks sprayed a huge water arch over the honor flight.
And a procession of bagpipes greeted 69 veterans.
From hugs...to handshakes...veterans stopped to honor those honoring
"We had the most fantastic honor and if i talk much more about it...i'll
start to cry," said WWII Vet Jack Venables.
Emotions were mixed with memories of war.
"I had an accident once and it was real sad. An airplane accident in Guam,"
said WWII Otto Rigan.
But after war, they came back to the valley...raised families... And lived to
tell about it.
"And with a lot of love between the two of us...we've just made it fine,"
said Dora Davis.