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Watch: Pearl Harbor Vets Board Honor Flight

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Last year, a group known as Honor Flight Austin sponsored a trip for 13 World War II veterans to take flight from their home state of Texas to a World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.  The group was made up of veterans who were at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked leading to America’s involvement in World War II.

Via USA Today:

To commemorate the 73rd anniversary of that fateful day, Erwin and 12 other World War II veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack will travel by plane from their home state of Texas to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on an Honor Flight meant to recognize them for their service to the country.

“I’m anxious to see that World War II memorial,” Erwin said. “I know a lot of people that their name is on there.”

Watch a report from KXAN regarding the Honor Flight …

For those interested, The Blaze has an excellent pictorial of veterans attending a ceremony at Pearl Harbor 73 years after the attack.  It was just two years ago that Obama’s sequestration plan limited access to Pearl Harbor memorials and other World War II memorials.

What are your thoughts on the Honor Flight for Pearl Harbor veterans and heroes?