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Rain? What rain?

Paul Cabron fit right in when Honor Flight vets visited the Washington, D.C., monument to the Korean Conflict. The statues were wearing rain gear, too.

Paul Cabron fit right in when Honor Flight vets visited the Washington, D.C., monument to the Korean Conflict. The statues were wearing rain gear, too.

Weather doesn’t dampen spirits of Honor Flight vets

Drizzling rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the more than 50 veterans and guardians who traveled to Washington, D.C., on Honor Flight.

World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans had the opportunity to visit the Air Force memorial, World War II memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima memorial, Vietnam and Korea memorials.

Veterans also got visits from Sen. Jeff Sessions and staff members from Rep. Martha Roby’s office.

Patricia  Gunter and her brother, David Cooper Bullock at the WWII Memorial.

Patricia
Gunter and her brother, David Cooper Bullock at the WWII Memorial.

Vietnam Era veteran Lena Boswell said the Vietnam memorial was her favorite part.

“Everything was great,” she said.

Guardian Donna Bass said her favorite part was being with the veterans and watching them get the experience.”

“It was great,” she said.

Korean War veteran Jack Frazier said he enjoyed the trip.

“The Korea memorial was very nice,” he said.

River Falls Mayor Patricia Gunter surprised her brother, David Cooper Bullock, a Vietnam veteran, with the trip.

“I was here in May and she asked me to come back,” he said. “And here we are.”

: C.J. Faulk and his daughter,  Sheila McElwain, at the Vietnam Memorial.

: C.J. Faulk and his daughter, Sheila McElwain, at the Vietnam Memorial.

Korean Conflict veteran Carroll Spence said he had a wonderful time despite the weather.

“This was really nice,” he said.

Guardian Sharon Tenhundfeld traveled from New Orleans to experience the event.

“I am a nurse for a hospital and I got some information about a veteran who had participated in the Honor Flight,” she said. “This was the closest one. So here I am.”

Covington Region Honor Flight Chairman Greg White said he was pleased with the event despite the weather.

“Everyone’s had a great time despite the weather,” he said. “It was as bad weather wise as it could be, but we had a great time.”

Mary Dozier, wife of Sam Dozier, said it was good. It was Mrs. Dozier’s first time flying.

“We do anything else we want to do in the weather,” she said. “So, we might as well do this. It was very good.”

Wade Farmer and Theodore Crabtree at the WWII monument.

Wade Farmer and Theodore Crabtree at the WWII monument.