Local veterans travel to Pearl Harbor

The veterans were honored by the Patriot Guard before they left.

Posted: May 3, 2018 9:18 AM
Updated: May 3, 2018 9:20 AM

The Forever Young Senior Veterans organization sent four local veterans to Pearl Harbor for the trip of a lifetime.

Before they left, the Patriot Guard honored the veterans with a flag line at the Huntsville International Airport.

The Patriot Guard is a group that's dedicated to honoring veterans and first responders.

The guard lined each side of the hall to clap and cheer for the veterans before they boarded their plane to Hawaii.

The veterans got to the airport around 5:45 a.m., and their flight took off at 7:20.

Three of the local veterans served in the army, and one of them served in the navy.

John Kuhn, a former US Navy Higgins Boat Driver, told WAAY 31 this isn't his first trip to Pearl Harbor.

"I haven't been to Peal Harbor since 1945. I'm looking forward to how many changes have been made and everything. I know it's all going to be different," Kuhn said.

Forever Young Senior Veterans is still accepting donations to help pay for the veterans' trip. To donate, you can visit the organization's website.

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