Posted: Apr 21, 2013 9:38 PM by Paul Humphrey - MTN News
WASHINGTON - Big Sky Honor Flight III landed early Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C. On board were 86 veterans of World War II who made the trip to Washington to visit and take in their World War II Memorial.
After landing to a heroes welcome at Dulles International Airport the vets toured the Lincoln, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials at the National Mall.
Sunday's events concluded with a banquet which included remarks from Big Sky Honor Flight Honorary Chairman Lt. Governor John Walsh. Before being elected Lt. Governor Walsh was the Adjutant General for the Montana National Guard.
Monday morning the Honor Flight participants will visit the World War II Memorial and lay a wreath at the Montana column. After which they will travel to Arlington National Cemetery before boarding the plane and returning Billings where they will again be given the arrival so many of them missed out on when they returned from the European and Pacific theaters following World War II.