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South Plains Honor Flight: Day 1

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For any veteran, processing down to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. as people line the sidewalks to thank them, is special.

But for the World War II Vets, this day was an emotional, once in a life time experience.

The veterans placed a ceremonial wreath on each side of the World War II Memorial, to commemorate the 2016 South Plains Honor Flight and those who served in that war.

89-year-old World War II veteran and Lubbock native Lawrence Guyton said today was moving for him.

“It’s overwhelming when you see it, golly…all these years it’s been here and this is the first chance I got to come and see it, it’s wonderful.

This is truly a moment in time Lawrence will always cherish.

“It’s an overwhelming situation you know. I never thought I would ever experience that. I never even thought I’d be here…it was amazing.”

We have a full day planned for tomorrow . We'll start at the national cemetery, and then head to the tomb of the unknown solider for the changing of the guard and a wreath laying ceremony.

Be sure to stay with us for more coverage of the 2016 South Plains Honor Flight.

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