Honor Flights bring WWII vets to memorial

A plane carrying about 120 World War II veterans is scheduled to land at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this morning, bringing a group of heroes from the past to visit a memorial honoring their legacy.

For most of the veterans, today will be the first time they have toured the 56-column, three-year-old World War II Memorial on the Mall.

And with World War II veterans — who once numbered 16 million — dying at a rate of at least 1,200 each day, organizers say the trip may be the best chance for many to visit the memorial.

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