At 4am Saturday morning 100 World War Two Veterans along with a guardian boarded busses in Conroe for a trip to Bush Airport. From there it was on to the World War Two Memorial in Washington D.C
Some in attendance to see them off besides Conroe residents were Montgomery County Judge Sadler and Congressman Kevin Brady.
The trip put on by the hard work of the Montgomery School District students and many others of the community brought this fourth flight to reality. The money raised was used to lease a 757-300 from Continental Airlines, busses for shuttling the vets between Conroe and Bush Airport and busses for use in Washington D.C.
With escorts from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office and Montgomery County Precindct Two Constables office the four busses pulled out close to 6am for the trip.
Arriving at Bush they boarded a Continental 757 to Washington D.C. arriving shortly after 11am. Busses then moved the vets to the World War Two Memorial where a Walk Of Honor was done as the group carried an American flag to the Texas pillar and placed it
After touring the area they then boarded busses for the Korean Memorial followed by The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier.
The experience there of watching the changing of the guard followed by a very impressive lowering of the American Flag for the day.
They then moved on to the Iwo Jima Memorial spending a short time there before touring the D.C, area by bus and returning to the airport for an 8:30pm departure back to Houston.
On the flight back Continental served a steak dinner for all the vets which arrived back in Houston at Midnight.
After leaving the plane, boarding busses back to Conroe it was almost 2am before most got on their way home but had a wonderful experience and being able to see that their sacrifice was not forgotten.
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