Experience the April 11, 2012, Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in this 2 1/2 minute video. Special thanks to the S.C. media members who traveled on the Honor Flight to help tell the stories of this "Greatest Generation."
One hundred World War II veterans from South Carolina went on an all-expense-paid trip to visit their memorial in Washington, D.C., on April 11. The trip was sponsored by electric cooperatives in South Carolina and organized by Honor Flight of S.C. In the 12 years since the trips began with a small group of Ohio veterans, more than 81,000 have made the trip. "It's important that these distinguished servants of our nation be given the opportunity to see their memorial," said Mike Couick, CEO of the state association of electric cooperatives. "We're losing an estimated 670 World War II vets per day in America. The need is urgent." South Carolina honor flights have been going since 2007, but this is the first time a trip has had an exclusive sponsor. "It's been a real blessing," said Bill Dukes, director of Honor Flight of S.C. To donate, visit HonorFlightSC.com.