BUFFALO, NY-- Thursday is a very special day for a group of local veterans.
Nearly three dozen local World War II and Korean War veterans boarded a plane at the Buffalo Airport, headed for Washington, D.C. to see the World War II Memorial and other area attractions.
This one day trip will shine a special light on the national memorials that are dedicated to their courageous achievements.
For many of the veterans, this event is really life changing and means a lot.
"We were fighting for freedom," says Howard Ross, World War II Veteran. "Fighting communists and nazis and japanese and we tried to make a better world for our kids mostly and a lot of people paid with their lives for this freedom."
The veterans will return back to Western New York in the evening.