Hundreds of WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans from Nebraska and western Iowa gathered for a grand reunion in La Vista on Sunday. All of the veterans had taken part in honor flights to Washington DC in recent years.
About 26-hundred veterans have participated in the flights sponsored by Patriotic Production’s Bill Williams who says the reunion is a great opportunity to for them to share memories and visit with friends. Williams says each and every veteran deserves a chance to be honored and remembered. He says, “We don’t want them to be forgotten. They live to be old men and they were the lucky ones and then the guys got left behind and didn’t survive.”
Governor Pete Ricketts, Republican 2nd District Congressional candidate Don Bacon and former Congressman Hal Daub were in attendance. There was a program that included music, videos of the honor flights and a drone photo opportunity of the crowd.