MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- More than 100 World War Two veterans traveled to Washington and back on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to see the monument dedicated to their service.
As the vets arrived home they went through a mini parade in the airport concourse. It's one final salute on a day dedicated to thanking these men and women for the sacrifices they made 70 years ago.
Joe Dean, Chairman of Honor Flight Wisconsin, organizes the short, but powerful, trips.
"This is a generation that never asked for a thing, but we get the opportunity to give them the thank you they so richly deserve," he said.
Rose Muzenski waited more than four hours for her 95-year-old husband, Edward, to return. She lost a brother in WWII and says she appreciates the huge show of support.
"It should be this way. It should be, because we're all enjoying the freedom today. If it wasn't for them, things would be a lot different," said Muzenski.
This was a special Honor Flight, as it's the last one out of Wisconsin that will feature only WWII veterans. Starting with the next trip in June, Korean War veterans will join the flight as well.