ROYAL OAK (WWJ)– Scores of World War II veterans, their families and friends filled the Historic Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak Monday.
The event: a screening of the Legacy Project’s documentary on their service to America and their Honor Flight Michigan visits to the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC.
WWJ’s Pat Sweeting reports that without Honor Flight Michigan, the 1,400 WWII veterans now in their 80s, and older, would very likely never have an opportunity to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.
Dave Levy of Southfield calls it one of the best things that’s ever happened to him. “I’ve been there a couple of times. One time, we were visiting President Bush and I said let’s go over to the memorial, and that was the first time I ever went there. I wanted to go back it was a rainy day (the day I was there). I’m so glad I came along on the honor flight.”
Levy’s Honor Flight to Washington D. C. is one of several that will be featured in the Legacy Project documentary.