Two local veterans of World War II will be taking off for Washington, D.C. on Thursday to visit memorials built to honor their service to the nation.
They will be part of Honor Flight thanks to Youth Connect, an organization made up of students from Mountain Crest, Logan and Sky View high schools who want to serve elderly people in many different ways.
Madeline McCrae, who graduated from Logan High earlier this year and now attends Brigham Young University, says the students raised all of the $2500 needed to pay for guardians who travel with the veterans.
The veterans who are the recipients are Rex Thompson and Lloyd Lewis .
McCrae says it has been an exciting project and she will be thinking about the veterans on Thursday.
“I’m just going to be thinking about how grateful I am that they served our country and how much they deserve this,” she says. “I hope they have a wonderful time.”
She says each veteran will be accompanied by a guardian but the trip for the veterans themselves has been paid by Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization created to honor America’s veterans for their service to the nation and for their sacrifices.