WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOOD) — When Michigan World War II veterans were honored during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, they also paid their respects to those who gave their lives for their country.
On June 24, 77 World War II veterans took a one-day trip to Washington, D.C. on the inaugural Mid-Michigan Honor Flight. The event was designed to thank the veterans for their service, taking them to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall and other sites at the nation’s capital.
For the rest of us, it provided an opportunity to remember that since the United States declared its independence in 1776, it has asked its people to defend their freedoms — and that has come with a price.
Above, watch a special wreath-laying and changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider in Arlington National Cemetery.