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21 Iowa vets take 5-day Honor Trip

DECORAH (KWWL) -- You're probably familiar with the Honor Flight program.  Each one takes a group of eastern Iowa veterans on a day-trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial.

A different type of honor group visited Washington last week... an "Honor Tour."

21 vets from Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties took a five-day motor-coach trip to the nation's capitol.

During their visit a few took part in the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

Roy Snyder and Don Olsen of Decorah, Charles Searles of West Union, and Norman Schultz of Castalia joined members of the honor guard during taps at the tomb.

This "Honor Tour" is different from the Honor Flight program.
This trip was organized by a group in Decorah and funded entirely by donations from the five counties.

Online producer: Adam Amdor

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