WASHINGTON D.C. (KMOX) – They went, they saw, and they conquered – so says the Facebook homepage of the Aberdeen Heights Senior Living facility in Kirkwood.
17 Aberdeen residents were among about two dozen St. Louis area veterans who traveled to the nation’s capital Tuesday as part of an “honor flight”.
Facebook pictures show smiling seniors posing at Arlington National Cemetery where they heard “Taps” played at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in addition to various war monuments in Washington D.C.
They also met with U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt.
But the day’s memorable activities weren’t over when they boarded the flight back home.
Upon arrival at Lambert Tuesday night, the vets were greeted by live music and personnel from Scott Air Force Base in Belleville. Each participant was then presented with an Honor Flight plaque.
The Facebook account summed up the feeling of those involved: it was an “amazing day.”