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More than 150 members of the American Legion riders are escorting some precious cargo to the state line.
50 Central PA World War II and Korean War veterans headed to Washington, D.C. on Sunday to visit their respective memorials and Arlington National Cemetery.
Students from Mechanicsburg Middle School and Dauphin County Technical School came together for the “Honor Bus.”
It enables the veterans to visit our nation’s capitol free of charge.
It’s an emotional day because some of the veterans have not seen their memorial before.
Kim Bentz, one of the “Honor Bus” organizers says, “Talking to the veterans inside before we leave, it’s amazing, just the joy and the happiness they have being able to go down and see their monument and just seeing friends they have a connection with because of the wars they have fought in, defending our country.”
When the veterans returned, they were honored with a dinner at the Dillsburg American Legion.

1 Comment

  • Bradys Grandma

    This was just an honor to see, our grandson was on the bus with the Korea Veterans what a wonderful day for him and all students that had the honor to be a part of this day!!! the American Legion riders added to this day In a BIG way Thanks to them as well !!! You just had to see it ! It was emotional to see it all ., Thankyou 43NEWS !!!!!!

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