Local Veteran Tours Washington D.C. With Honor Flight Network
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) As we honor our Armed Forces for Memorial Day, a local WWII veteran is speaking out about his trip to see the nation’s capital with the Honor Flight.
97 year-old Louis Hayward was drafted into the Army Quartermaster Corps in 1941.
73 years later the non-profit organization Honor Flight Network made sure Hayward would get to see how our nation's capital honors and remembers veterans.
Hayward said he was grateful to see all the sights, including the Tomb of Unknown Soldier, the Changing of the Guard, and much more.
But, it was another part of the experience that made the trip so rewarding.
"This was one of the great trips of my life. Not because I traveled back there, but what happened after I got there. Joining all of these other world war two veterans,” said Hayward.
Hayward and his family added the trip was especially meaningful because Hayward’s late wife was also a WWII veteran, and they were making the trip for her as well.