A Korean War veteran from Dodge County was among those on this week’s Honor Flight that flew out of Omaha.
Dwayne Lundy was one of over 450 veterans on the Honor Flight on Tuesday. Lundy says it was snowing in Washington D.C.
“It was so cold in Korea,” he said. “It just reminded me of being right back there. I can’t describe how it made me feel. It was a touching day, that’s for sure.”
The group was given a tour of the nation’s capitol’s major monuments, including Arlington National Cemetery.
“There was 680 acres of national cemetery, just acres after acres of stones, and that really got to me,” he said.
Most of the veterans are in their 80s and returned to Omaha late Tuesday night to cheering crowds.
“There was thousands of people to welcome us home,” Lundy said. “It was really a great welcoming.”
Lundy referred to the Korean War as the “Forgotten War” and that may be its historical designation, but at least he and the other Honor Flight participants now know they are not forgotten.
By Connie Green, KHUB, Fremont