Rochester, N.Y. – Local community members gathered on Sunday as World War II veterans came home from their honor flight.
The veterans were flown out to visit Washington, D.C., to see their memorial.
John Burns, vice president and director of operations for Honor Flight, says, “It just gives you chills just to see that many folks there for these heroes.”
Four veterans were able to attend this honor flight because of a spaghetti dinner fundraiser put on by the North Rose-Wolcott School District that rose more than $2,000.
Pam Pendleton organized the spaghetti dinner back in April. Pendleton was a guardian for a veteran back in 2009 on an honor flight and says, “To see (the veterans) go down and see their memorial and all the thanks they give are given by people that meet you along the way, it’s just wonderful – it’s a wonderful experience if you can do it.”
Sunday was the last honor flight of the 2012 season, but the organization will resume in the spring of 2013.