AUSTIN (KXAN) – People across the city gathered at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Friday to honor a group of World War II veterans heading to Washington, D.C.
The group of 40 veterans and sponsors are taking part in an Honor Flight, which allows the veterans to see the memorial built in their honor.
Huie Lamb flew the P-47 and P-51 fighters, escorting bombers during the war. He said the best part about the trip is getting to spend time with his fellow veterans.
“The fact that we’re a bunch of guys that made it and are still here,” said Lamb.
Before takeoff, donors presented a check for $25,000 to help keep the program going.