Twenty-five World War II veterans from Central Texas spent Wednesday touring Washington D.C.
Their veterans were able to travel to the nation's capital on Honor Flight Austin which transports veterans to D.C. to see the memorials dedicated to them.
The main stop on the first Honor Flight mission from Austin was the national World War II Memorial. While there, a brief ceremony was held in front of the section that honors the servicemen and women from the lone star state.
The ceremony was moving, but once again the veterans were emotionally surprised. Other visitors approached them to say thank you, to shake their hands and have their children take pictures with them.
"I never had that happen before, and uh it's just a different feeling," said Army Air Corps veteran John Hayes.
The tour includes several other stops like the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington national cemetery.