Honor Flight veteran thanks organizers and donors

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by SHAWN CHITNIS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 4 at 6:41 PM

LEWISTON, Idaho-- A veterans who flew to Washington, D.C. in May with Honor Flight said he is still in awe of their visit to the memorials built in their honor.

The veteran recently contacted Honor Flight organizers because he wanted to publicly thank all that helped him get to Washington, D.C.

“I just enjoyed everything about the trip so much and I wanted to say thanks to somebody," said Dale Deyo.

The Lewiston man asked Honor Flight organizers if he could take ad in the newspaper showing his appreciation. Organizers told him they would make sure his message was shared without him needing to buy space in the paper.

“Stories like this, things money can't buy and we're really glad to be a part of this," said Inland Northwest Honor Flight Director Tony Lamanna.

Deyo said he still cannot fully describe what it meant to him to see the World War II Memorial in person.

“That was very, very impressive, that was hard to describe, we didn't expect that," added Deyo.

Honor Flight volunteers estimated they have around 130 WWII veterans left to take to the memorials. Lamanna said he hopes to have two chartered flights this fall to get all of them to Washington, D.C.

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