Originally posted on CBS New York:
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As the nation honors the heroes who’ve given their lives to protect the U.S. this Memorial Day Weekend, there’s a group making sure the greatest generation never forgets how much they are appreciated.
Honor Flight is a program that flies World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial in person.
The memorial did not open until 2004, 59 years after the war came to an end.
The group’s Long Island director Chris Cosich told CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu on Sunday that since the program began, nearly 1,000 Long Island vets have been taken on an honor flight. But he said it’s up the families of the vets to make sure they take advantage of the program.
“Well-funded, well-organized but the World War II veterans don’t seem to know about us anymore,” Cosich told CBS 2’s…
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